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RE: New FAQ: entities and NCRs

From: Richard Ishida <ishida@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 4 Jul 2005 18:23:18 +0100
To: "'Chris Lilley'" <chris@w3.org>, "'Felix Sasaki'" <fsasaki@w3.org>
Cc: "'GEO'" <public-i18n-geo@w3.org>
Message-Id: <20050704172318.550DE4F022@homer.w3.org>

This FAQ is aimed at content authors such as those on the WSG list, not
techno-geek implementors, so I am thinking to actually go the other way, and
be less specific.

"A character entity. This is a very different animal. Character entities are
defined in the markup language definition. This means, for example,..."

I only want to make the point at this juncture that they must be defined
somewhere for you to be able to use them.  Note that this glosses over (at
this point) whether they are defined in the internal subset or not, whether
they are definable in RelaxNG or not, etc. Later we will introduce the
dangers of use.

RI


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Lilley [mailto:chris@w3.org] 
> Sent: 04 July 2005 03:51
> To: Felix Sasaki
> Cc: Richard Ishida; GEO
> Subject: Re: New FAQ: entities and NCRs
> 
> 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 
> FS> entities, which is e.g. not available in RELAX NG.
> 
> The DTD mechanism is unaffected by the use of RelaxNG or W3C 
> XML Schema validation.
> 
> 
> -- 
>  Chris Lilley                    mailto:chris@w3.org
>  Chair, W3C SVG Working Group
>  W3C Graphics Activity Lead
> 
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