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Re: Unclear what: "For interoperability, authors are advised to avoid optional features of XML" means.

From: Dean Edridge <dean@55.co.nz>
Date: Fri, 23 May 2008 16:16:51 +1200
Message-ID: <48364533.1020603@55.co.nz>
To: Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch>
CC: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>, public-html@w3.org

Ian Hickson wrote:
> On Sun, 2 Dec 2007, Dean Edridge wrote:
>   
>> So the original paragraph from From: http://www.w3.org/html/wg/html5/#xhtml5
>> was:
>>     
>>> According to the XML specification, XML processors are not guaranteed to
>>> process the external DTD subset referenced in the DOCTYPE. This means, for
>>> example, that using entities for characters in XHTML documents is unsafe
>>> (except for &lt;, &gt;, &amp;, &quot; and &apos;). For interoperability,
>>> authors are advised to avoid optional features of XML.
>>>       
>> I think that we need to rewrite the paragraph. We can change it to something
>> more like:
>> [[
>> According to the XML specification, XML processors are not guaranteed to
>> process the external DTD subset referenced in the DOCTYPE. This means, for
>> example, that using numeric character references for characters in XHTML
>> documents is unsafe (except for &lt;, &gt;, &amp;, &quot; and &apos;).
>>     
>
> They're clearly not numeric character references. :-)

Yeah, I know they're not. That proposed paragraph of mine wasn't very 
well worded sorry :)

Cheers
Dean Edridge
Received on Friday, 23 May 2008 04:17:20 GMT

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