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Re: not just ANY error

From: C M Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 26 May 1999 17:52:45 -0500
Message-Id: <199905262252.RAA146988@tigger.cc.uic.edu>
To: Syd_Bauman@Brown.edu
CC: xml-editor@w3.org, Richard_Goerwitz@Brown.edu, cmsmcq@acm.org
>Date:         Fri, 21 May 99 17:04:45 EDT
>From: Syd Bauman <SYD@BROWNVM.BROWN.EDU>

>I can not find any semantics for the terminal "ANY" as used in
>production 46 "contentspec". I presume it means the same as in ISO
>8879:

See the constraint Element Valid, after production 39 (element).

>Since the percent sign is not allowed in an entity declaration, it
>would be nice if &percent; were one of the magic entities that XML
>processors must recognize whether declared or not. I realize that it
>isn't the same level of requirement as the others (which are needed
>to escape markup that cannot appear in content, whereas percent sign
>is only prohibited in a certain context in the DTD -- and it is
>reasonable to assume that if you go to the trouble of learning how to
>write a DTD it's no big deal to learn to use &#x0025; or whatever),
>but nonetheless I think it's a good idea. (Of course, I'd also like
>to see &equals;, and perhaps even &lsqb; and &rsqb; as magic entities,
>too. :-)

Noted.  It's unlikely that the set of magic entities will change
anytime soon, but perhaps in XML 1.1 ...

-C. M. Sperberg-McQueen
Received on Wednesday, 26 May 1999 18:53:31 GMT

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