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Re: [xml-dev] what's missing in XML? What's coming?

On Mon, Jan 2, 2012 at 3:18 PM, Rick Jelliffe <rjelliffe@allette.com.au> wrote:
> 2) Clearer story on how to use the ISO/MathML entity sets along with XML
> Schemas, or with no schemas. I often hear "XML Schemas does not support
> entities, so I cannot use entities with XML Schemas" or vice versa.
> Preferably, build the default mappings of the entities into XML.

Adding entities to XML without DTDs would break the compatibility of
new documents with old parsers. I think entities alone are not worth
such a discontinuity.

If there's a discontinuity that makes new documents potentially
incompatible with old parser (but old documents stay compatible with
new parsers), I think it makes sense to move to well-defined
non-Draconian processing (XML5-style) while at it.

Henri Sivonen

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