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Re: those predeclared entity refs



Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com> writes:
> At 17:52 13/3/97 -0800, altheim wrote:
> 
> >  b. if the reference delimiter is changed, (eg., '<' to 'foo') then
> >     the entity reference ('&#ERO') changes with it
> >But from what I can gather, they can't be used in a document instance.
> >nsgmls returns an error such as
> >
> >   "ERO" is not a function name
> 
> You could always define a set that gave you entity names such as
> &ERO; &MDO; &MDC; &LIT; &LITA; ...
> As cap names ware less likely than lowercase ones in user declared sets these
> should be fairly safe from name clashes with user-defined sets, and should
> stand out as keywords because they are in caps.

Would that actually be of any use to anyone? I'd volunteer for the effort
if it hasn't already been done (hard to imagine) and would be useful. It's
not that it'd be much in the way of work. I don't have my Unicode CD handy,
but we'd probably want to crossref it to see if there are any conflicts. 

Murray
 
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Murray Altheim, SGML Grease Monkey                    <altheim@eng.sun.com>
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