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[Bug 13673] New: Improve the utility of the static external entity for character entities

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Date: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 16:23:59 +0000
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           Summary: Improve the utility of the static external entity for
                    character entities
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Windows NT
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML5 spec (editor: Ian Hickson)
        AssignedTo: ian@hixie.ch
        ReportedBy: ht@inf.ed.ac.uk
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,

Further to http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2011Jul/0055.html,
please consider the following Last Call comments:

1) Please provide a human-readable version of the data: URI which is mandated
for 'retrieval' in the parsing-xhtml-documents section, at least in the
authoring view, so that authors know what symbolic entity references they may

2) Please identify the origin of this set of entity definitions, and the basis
on which the list will change, or not, when that origin changes.

3) Please expand the list of Public Identifiers which 'correspond' to that
external entity, along the lines suggested in the email identified above, to
avoid breaking the web.

4) Please consider opening this up further, for example by at least _allowing_
this external entity to be used for _any_ public identifier in a document being
processed as XHTML.

Making the list of public identifiers fixed as it is now inhibits the future of
XML languages on the Web in an unnecessary way.

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