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Re: Fwd: XHTML character entity support

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 11:54:54 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF00BFE.8000802@kosek.cz>
To: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
CC: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, "public-xml-core-wg@w3.org" <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
John Cowan wrote:
> Simon Pieters scripsit:
> 
>> What is being discussed is not adding predefined entities. What is being  
>> discussed is making certain doctypes map to DTDs that contain just entity  
>> declarations (which is what Firefox, WebKit and Opera do today).
> 
> Well, any non-validating parser is free to do that today.  (It's not quite
> clear to me from the XML Rec whether a validating parser is compelled
> to actually read an external DTD subset, or whether it may simply assume
> what it contains.)

Anyway loaded entities can be always redirected using XML catalogs, so
it should be completely OK to feed only entities declaration instead of
full blown DTD there. It is user choice to use XML catalogs or similar
mechanism built-in to web browser.

			Jirka

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