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Re: Comments on XHTML 2.0 Working Draft

From: Jens Müller <jens.lists@unfaehig.de>
Date: Thu, 08 Aug 2002 00:05:23 +0200
To: www-html@w3.org
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William F Hammond <hammond@csc.albany.edu> writes:

> <lt/>, <gt/>, and <amp/> would be somewhat handier under transforms
> than &lt; , &gt; , and &amp; .  A limited number of other empties
> would be handy, e.g., <dollar/> and <euro/>.  Such empties are then
> allowed to live parallel to #PCDATA in content models, i.e.,
>
>     <!ENTITY % charstuff "#PCDATA|ltc|gtc|amp|dollar|euro">,
>
> and, of course, use of the character entities would not be precluded.

What is the markup function of the elements you propose?

And can you please specify what you mean by "handier under
transforms"?

&lt; etc. are characters (represented by named entity references) and
treated as such in any transformation and in any parser.

What is the advantage of having an element present a character? Why
not have <letter-a /> representing "a" etc.?
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