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   Re: [xml-dev] xml 2.0 - so it's on the way after all?

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Amelia A Lewis wrote:
> On Fri, Feb 04, 2005 at 10:20:42PM +0200, Toni Uusitalo wrote:
>>I guess that's inevitable progress to go and dump the DTDs.
>>There must be some research going on that measures when people are
>>ready to switch to the alternatives, I've no clue about this thing myself 
>>(about usage numbers of DTDs or RelaxNG etc.).
> For a number of application areas (especially "document" related areas, as
> opposed to "data," for whatever that distinction is worth), there is
> currently no way to move away from DTDs, because entities cannot be defined
> except in DTDs (that's general parsed entities, not parameter entities or
> unparsed entities, which have narrower usage/appeal).
> At present, there's no apparent activity targeted toward providing an
> alternate entity-definition mechanism.

Don't know if you followed the Ant(ish) thread but we use Ant and its 
filter capabilities to do what entities do. For example, on copying 
files(ets) like:

<p>blah blah @psuedoentity@ blah<p>

is replaced with its property definition.

Alternatively you could use XInclude.

Entities blow and are unnecessary.


> Amy!


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