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Re: Entity definition in XML Schema

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2002 15:19:28 -0400
To: Jeffrey Yasskin <jyasskin@mail.utexas.edu>(by way of "C. M. Sperberg-McQueen" <<jyasskin@mail.utexas.edu<jyasskin>)
Cc: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OF420A5454.1374FBCC-ON85256B96.006B56D5@lotus.com>
Right.  Entities are a feature of XML 1.0.  If you read the XML 1.0 
specification carefully, you'll see that it provides no means for 
replacing DTDs as the means for defining entities.  Therefore, there was 
nothing that the XML schema workgroup could have done in its own language 
to define an entity, except perhaps to define a mechanism that generated a 
DTD.  This is an aspect of XML that is currently not accessible.  To fix 
this, XML 1.0 in itself would have to be changed.

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