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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Date: Wed, 11 Nov 2009 17:13:38 +0200
Cc: public-html@w3.org, public-xml-core-wg@w3.org
Message-Id: <9432CAA0-6881-4994-BCD3-576AFDA55155@iki.fi>
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
On Nov 11, 2009, at 16:44, David Carlisle wrote:

>> 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?

No, doing so would make sense.

I thought you meant supporting entities even in the case where no external entity is referenced.

>> 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,

Thank you! (In that case, it's safe to use the legacy public ids to get compatibility with shipped Gecko even if it seems confusing.)

Henri Sivonen
Received on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 15:14:21 UTC

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