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

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/ Christian Nentwich <christian@systemwire.com> was heard to say:
| I see two futures, the simplified one and the courageous one. In the
| simplified future, parameter entities are DEAD DEAD DEAD and not getting
| up again. DTDs are DEAD, general entities are defined in schemas and
| used for character codes ONLY.

I suppose you could make references to undeclared entities a validity
error, instead of a well-formedness error, and declare them in the
schema, but ... I'm not sure everyone's going to want to be forced to
do schema validation just for their special characters.

| In the courageous future we allow
| <bold><italic>nesting</bold></italic>, which would certainly endanger
| the DOM tree species :).
| Anything less is no fun, might as well keep XML 1.0.

I see the slogan now, "LMNL or Bust!" :-)

                                        Be seeing you,

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                              | sufficient for the purposes of human
                              | life.--John Stuart Mill

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