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Re: XML parsing and external entities in HTML5 -- ACTION-440

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 16:53:39 +0200
Cc: www-tag@w3.org
Message-Id: <DF1AA266-2F50-461D-ADD1-5620CFE5F8FE@berjon.com>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
On Jul 14, 2011, at 22:08 , David Carlisle wrote:
> Personally I think that an xhtml related xml parer ought to use the same entity set for _all_ xml _all_ the time. So that you could finally have a spec for passing around fragments of xml like <span>&nbsp;</span> without it being not well formed.

Now this is a useful convergence point that isn't technically difficult to specify. My only concern would be about tiny embedded parsers needing this whole table, but it may not turn out to be an issue in real life.

> I've managed to ignore standalone for over a decade, so ignoring forever wouldn't trouble me:-)

I think we should put this on a t-shirt.

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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