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

Philippe Poulard wrote:
> Hi Elliotte,
> Elliotte Harold a écrit :
>> 2. Remove the internal DTD subset. Allow the DOCTYPE declaration to 
>> point at schemas of various types and move all discussion of validity 
>> to separate documents for different schema languages.
> even if DTDs become external, a native support of namespaces inside 
> would be relevant ; a little extension to support data types would be 
> valuable as well :
> <!ATTLIST image height xs:int #REQUIRED>

Let a thousand schema languages bloom. As logn as the data types are 
completely external to the base document and parser, I'm happy.

>> 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

An implementation might be
tricky. You'd need to carry around way too much data with the parser.

Elliotte Rusty Harold  elharo@metalab.unc.edu
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