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Re: D.4 parameter entities?

From: Charles F. Goldfarb <Charles@SGMLsource.com>
Date: Fri, 25 Oct 1996 21:37:02 GMT
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
Cc: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <327c2e6a.9804767@mail.alink.net>
On Thu, 24 Oct 96 14:10:18 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.UIC.EDU>
wrote:

>On 30 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following
>question.  A straw poll indicates the question needs further
>discussion in the work group.
>
>D.4 Should XML allow parameter entities and parameter-entity
>references?
>  * D.4 a.  internal parameter entities?
>  * D.4 b.  external parameter entities?

Parameter entities are SGML text entities. XML shouldn't have SGML text
entities.

It is now clear that (the recent TAG editorial to the contrary notwithstanding)
XML is a conforming "profile" of SGML, which is as it should be. XML 1.0 should
be as simple as possible to encourage rapid implementation. XML 2.0 can have a
richer set of SGML features.
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