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   Re: [xml-dev] Why you should avoid Notation Declarations (by Kohsuke

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Henry S. Thompson wrote:

> You have a place in your XML document type for (e.g. hex-encoded)
> BLOBs to be included or referenced.  Each BLOB in turn should be an
> encoding of something using one of a delimited set of more-or-less
> standard encodings.  You want to allow or require document authors to
> signal which encoding they're using.

How do notations improve on, for example, <data mime:type="image/jpeg" 
href="somefile.jpg"/>? Normally I like additional layers of indirection, 
but the NOTATION indirection has never seemed all that useful. What am I 

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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