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LC-91: character-entities: Support declaration of character entit ies?

From: Don Mullen <don@extensibility.com>
Date: Mon, 9 Oct 2000 17:14:56 -0400
Message-ID: <339902DC0E58D411986A00B0D03D84323D628E@EXTMAIL>
To: "'steven.pemberton@cwi.nl'" <steven.pemberton@cwi.nl>
Cc: "'www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org'" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>

Dear Mr. Pemberton:

The W3C XML Schema Working Group has spent the last several months working
through the comments received from the public on the last-call draft of the
XML Schema specification. We thank you for the comments you made on our
specification during our last-call comment period, and want to make sure you
know that all comments received during the last-call comment period have
been recorded in our last-call issues list
(<http://www.w3.org/2000/05/12-xmlschema-lcissues>).

You raised the point registered as issue LC-91, which suggests that XML
Schema be modified to include a facility to define at least character
entities (such as ). 

This issue was discussed in our conference call of 2000-06-08.

The current work-arounds include: 
 * specify entities in an entity-only DTD
 * use markup such as <eacute/> instead of &eacute;

It was agreed by majority vote to instruct the chairs to take this issue to
the XML CG for consideration as a possible candidate requirement for XML
2.0.

It would be helpful to us to know whether you are satisfied with the
decision taken by the WG on this issue, or wish your dissent from the WG's
decision to be recorded for consideration by the Director of the W3C.

Regards,
Don Mullen
XML Schema Language Working Group 
Received on Monday, 9 October 2000 17:18:06 GMT

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