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

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On Sun, 6 Feb 2005 22:19:16 -0800
Kurt Cagle <kurt.cagle@gmail.com> wrote:
> The single area where this does prove problematic is in character
> references.

Umm.  It would be nice if the mechanism could handle the (relatively
common, in my experience) case of URLs in attribute context.  Or any
"xinclude-ish" string content in attribute context.

> Even there, if you permit entities, I still think that
> their declaration should be something handled as angle-bracket XML:

Agreed.  This could actually work for more than just character entities,
but can't now because the XML 1.0 specification restricts entity
definition to DTDs.  So it goes.

> In this case, entities would be limited ONLY to character entities in
> XML 2.0.  

Rotten idea, as far as I'm concerned.  I could see limiting them to
simple content (that is, content that may appear in attribute values).

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