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Re: New FAQ: entities and NCRs

From: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 04:50:41 +0200
Message-ID: <976695718.20050704045041@w3.org>
To: "Felix Sasaki" <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: "Richard Ishida" <ishida@w3.org>, GEO <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>

On Monday, July 4, 2005, 4:26:13 AM, Felix wrote:



FS> Hi Richard,

FS> Just a minor point about the FAQ:

FS> "A character entity. This is a very different animal. All should be
FS> predefined in the markup language definition."

FS> Could be changed to

FS> "A character entity. This is a very different animal. All should be
FS> predefined in the markup language definition as XML DTD entity  
FS> declarations"

FS> I'm not happy with that wording,

Nor I. How about:

"A character entity. This is a very different animal. All should be
defined in document instance (internal DTD subset). Relying on the
markup language definition (external DTD subset) is fragile, as fetching
it is optional.."

FS>  but I would like to express that
FS> character entities rely on the XML DTD mechanism for general entities,
FS> which is e.g. not available in RELAX NG.

The DTD mechanism is unaffected by the use of RelaxNG or W3C XML Schema
validation.


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 Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
 Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
 W3C Graphics Activity Lead
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