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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 14:44:54 GMT
Message-Id: <200911111444.nABEisw1017817@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: hsivonen@iki.fi
Cc: public-html@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org

> Then you'd be creating a new almost-XML language that wouldn't work in
> vanilla XML tools no matter what catalog hacks were in place.

Are you saying you can't have an entity resolver that maps all dtd
entities the same thing? If that is the case I'd withdraw the
suggestion, but I do not see why you can not do that (if you support
entity resolvers and/or catalogs at all)

>  1) The Math WG stops minting new entities.
done. Despite a lot of pressure from various places to add new names the
set of entities in mathml3 is the same set of names as mathml1, the only
thing that changes is the definitions (as every release of unicode from
3.1 3.2 4 5 and 5.1 has had new characters that are designed to support
these entity sets) and it seems silly to preserve say the dotless j
entity as a normal ascii j if unicode has gone to the trouble of adding
a dotless  j character.

>  2) XML Core specifies XML5 that among other things predefines all the
>  2) MathML entities. 

That's their call.


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