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Re: XML 1.0 and XML 1.1

From: Liam Quin <liam@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 30 Oct 2007 14:02:34 -0400
To: John Boyer <boyerj@ca.ibm.com>
Cc: public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <20071030180234.GB24565@w3.org>

I'm not Paul, and I'm not an XML Core WG participant,
but I'll answer wearing my XML Activity hat...

On Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 10:44:53AM -0700, John Boyer wrote:
> The inclusion mechanism works to arbitrary depth, so why doesn't the
> corresponding declaration mechanism? Since the purpose of external
> entities is to provide decomposition of XML content, and the external
> entity itself is *defined* in terms of XML content, this is a
> language bug.

Or a language characteristic at least.

Does XInclude alleviate the desire for this feature?

Updating the set of name characters to be in line with
today's Unicode rather than with the Unicode of 1987/8 seems 
to me to fall within the intent of the original XML work,
and to be part of maintaining a specification; it doesn't
open the door to arbitrary changes, I'm afraid :-)



XML Activity Lead, W3C

Liam Quin, W3C XML Activity Lead, http://www.w3.org/People/Quin/
http://www.holoweb.net/~liam/ * http://www.fromoldbooks.org/
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