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RE: [xml-dev] Ten Years Later - XML 1.0 Fifth Edition?

Philippe Poulard wrote:
>> 3. Expand the list of predefined entity references to include what's
>> defined in HTML and MathML.
> what about referring character entities by their Unicode names instead
> of their domain-specific names ? it's the same but less antique and
> more universal
> something like this :
> instead of
> ∡

I think Tim Bray proposed something similar many moons ago on this list.

Anyway, what about adding the current HTML etc. entitites *and* adding the rest via a &(SOMETHING OR OTHER); notation?

Sounds good, but what would adding the ever-expanding Unicode symbol table full of "HEXAGRAM FOR THE MARRYING MAIDEN" and the like do for XML parsers?  Even with Unicode 5.x, that's a pretty big symbol table, no?

And certainly, neither &HTMLentity; nor &(UNICODE NAME); would be XML 1.0 compatible.  Something to consider.  Would it maybe be worth it? 

Just noodling...

Furthermore, how do you say "HEXAGRAM FOR THE MARRYING MAIDEN" in Cherokee?


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