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Re: draft of requirement related to entities

From: Lieske, Christian <christian.lieske@sap.com>
Date: Wed, 30 Mar 2005 11:34:04 +0200
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Hi there,

short remarks concerning Martin's feedback

>2. XML applications which have to make use of entities have to be build

>in such a way that entities can be localized easily (ie. the XML 
>application has to be internationalized wrt. entities).

MD>How would that be done?

That's from my understanding one of the questions we have to answer. A
quick guideline for the DTD case may look as follows:

- modularize your DTD
- put all entity declarations into a separate module/file
- follow a naming scheme for your entity modules which reflects
recommendations for locale-specific information (e.g. name your file
with English entities 'MyResource_en_US').

>3. If entities are used, the XML instances should be declared as 
>'standalone' (see 
><http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#sec-rmd>http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml/#se
c-rmd).

MD>I don't understand that. Surely, if you have external
MD>entities, the XML document is no longer standalone,
MD>and pretending that it is won't help. So it should be
MD>standalone="no", or not?

Of course, Martin is right.

Best regards,
Christian
Received on Wednesday, 30 March 2005 09:34:07 GMT

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