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Re: A17: keep or drop entities?

From: Charles F. Goldfarb <Charles@SGMLsource.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 04:49:01 GMT
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <32677b86.4630232@mail.alink.net>
On Tue, 08 Oct 1996 10:40:56 -0700, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:

>My feelings on this have been going back and forth like a ping-pong ball.

>If we take the actual constellation of *usage* of SDATA & CDATA internal entities,
> I don't see why we need them in XML.  Charles says that the way they are used is not  
exactly congruent with the way they were designed, but nonetheless I don't see
that >the value they add makes up for the extra complexity in specification.

Actually, Tim, I was supporting your position. The keyword SDATA in the ISO
character entity set is unnecessary because the replacement text is a symbolic
string. (My original intention was that a system would use an equivalent entity
set in which the replacement text was real system data.)

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