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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: Jirka Kosek <jirka@kosek.cz>
Date: Wed, 04 Nov 2009 11:16:22 +0100
Message-ID: <4AF15476.6040601@kosek.cz>
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
CC: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "public-xml-core-wg@w3.org" <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Henri Sivonen wrote:

>> But such information is suitable for separate W3C Note. It has nothing
>> to do with HTML5 spec.
> 
> (There's no such thing as W3C Notes. There are Working Group Notes.)
> 
> Why a Note and not a REC track publication?

It seems that you are much familiar with W3C Process then me but AFAIK
Note doesn't require rechartering. Personally I really don't care
whether it will be Note or REC, but producing REC will require more
cycles from working group and editors. Moreover think that such document
will be more like best practice then real binding recommendation.

>> I suppose that example XML catalog which maps known DTDs to just entity
>> definitions would be nice addition to possible W3C Note I have mentioned
>> above.
> 
> Implementors should be able to simply say |new
> BrowserCompatibleEntityResolver()|.

LOL, Henri as you know XML API situation in Java much better then me,
you should be aware that JAXP is really not interface which is developed
and maintained in an agile way. ;-)
Yep, but I agree that it would be nice to have such facility out of the box.

				Jirka

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