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RE: Grand unified entity definition set [was: Errors in MathML DT D]

From: Pepping, Simon (ELS) <S.Pepping@elsevier.nl>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2003 08:40:40 +0100
Message-ID: <4D56BD81F62EFD49A74B1057ECD75C06068E7919@elsamsvexch01.elsevier.nl>
To: "'David Carlisle'" <davidc@nag.co.uk>, link@pobox.com
Cc: www-math@w3.org, www-validator@w3.org

David Carlisle [mailto:davidc@nag.co.uk] wrote on 20 April 2003 11:06:
> Makes sense to me. Apart from the directory/web site layout I 
> have long
> been pushing for a "grand unified entity definition" set that would
> not be so closely tied to mathematics and would be consistent between
> mathml and xhtml on the w3c side and also docbook and tei etc further
> wide. Currently no two of those have compatible entity definitions
> (see a long diatribe on this at http://www.w3.org/Math/characters)

That would be a very good idea. I tend to consider the various entity
definition sets as identical, but I know they are not. 

Elsevier's DTDs have a large set of entity definitions, but it surprises me
each time again when I realize that this is just a side effect of including
the MathML DTD. 

With kind regards,
Simon Pepping
DTD Development and Maintenance
Elsevier
s.pepping@elsevier.com
www.elsevier.com/locate/sgml
Received on Wednesday, 23 April 2003 03:48:07 GMT

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