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Re: RDFa DTD and HTML character entity

From: Shane McCarron <shane@aptest.com>
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 06:49:26 -0600
Message-ID: <49A68FD6.8090503@aptest.com>
To: KANZAKI Masahide <mkanzaki@gmail.com>
CC: "public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf.w3.org" <public-rdf-in-xhtml-tf@w3.org>
I agree, and it is a significant problem.  Some of us have been 
discussing the best advice to give content authors - something we can 
add to http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml-media-types

I had hoped that advice wouldn't be "DO use numeric entity references. 
DO NOT use named entity references."  But I am guessing we will have 
little choice.

KANZAKI Masahide wrote:
> Toby, Mark, Shane, thanks for comments.
>> I think you are wrong here.  The XHTML 1.1 DTD driver relies upon the XHTML
>> M12N "framework" module.  That module, as its final act, by default includes
>> xhtml-charent-1.mod.  So as long as we are not overriding that setting, and
>> we are not, the charent module should be included in all xhtml family markup
>> languages.
> Ouch, I thought I looked into xhtml-framework-1.mod, but failed to
> find inclusion of xhtml-charent-1.mod there. Sorry, you're right.
> XMLlint successfully validates RDFa with HTML character entities.
> Ok, I'll manage to use numerical entities instead. But that's another
> headache when converting from existing documents to RDFa .....

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