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Re: XHTML character entity support

From: John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 3 Nov 2009 11:43:30 -0500
To: Henri Sivonen <hsivonen@iki.fi>
Cc: Shelley Powers <shelley.just@gmail.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, Geoffrey Sneddon <gsneddon@opera.com>, John Cowan <cowan@ccil.org>, "public-xml-core-wg@w3.org" <public-xml-core-wg@w3.org>, "public-html@w3.org" <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20091103164330.GN14935@mercury.ccil.org>
Henri Sivonen scripsit:

> >As such, no further explanations or additional specifications are
> >necessary in HTML5.
> >
> >Am I correct in this?
> Not in my opinion. If predictably uniform behavior between UAs is  
> wanted and if we want to make it non-mysterious for implementors how  
> to performantly parse application/xhtml+xml content written for  
> browsers, this WG should specify normative entity resolver behavior  
> (i.e. mappings from public id and system id pairs onto streams).
> As a practical matter, if I'm using SAX in Java, I can't get a browser- 
> style EntityResolver off-the-shelf as part of a common org.apache  
> package. (Or maybe I could but I'm unaware.)

Emphatic +1 here.

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