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Re: Parameter entities vs. GI name groups

From: Weichel Bernhard (K3/EES4) <Bernhard.Weichel@pcm.bosch.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 1997 15:11:40 +0200
Message-ID: <c=DE%a=DBP%p=BOSCH-01%l=SIMAIL-970619131140Z-47810@si11724.si.bosch.de>
To: "'w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org'" <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
>Von: 	Eve L. Maler[SMTP:elm@arbortext.com]
>Gesendet: 	Donnerstag, 19. Juni 1997 14:30
>An: 	w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>Cc: 	elm@arbortext.com
>Betreff: 	Parameter entities vs. GI name groups
>The ERB, in its meeting yesterday, discussed the issue of parameter
>entities in XML.  We are *strongly* leaning towards voting to remove
>parameter entities entirely *from V1.0* as long as GI name groups are
>reinstated in ELEMENT and ATTLIST declarations:

I would not appreciate this!

GI name groups cover to a small portion coming close to the logical
structure of the DTD.
Parameter entities relate to the physical structure.

><!ELEMENT (a|b|c) ...>
><!ATTLIST (x|y|z) ...>
>We plan to vote on this at next Wednesday's meeting; your input is welcome.
>The reasons to prefer GI name groups:

These are good reasons for GI name groups. 
No good reasons to remove PE.
>One consequence:
>o Existing DTDs and any new complex DTDs that need parameter entities would
>  have to be transformed to resolve parameter entities before XML delivery
>  (note that several existing tools, such as NormDTD, do this)

Using this argument, we could restart discussing an alternative schema
language, which would be another physical structure of the DTD.

I would be sad, if PEs are going away.

Removing PEs implies removing Marked Sections also!?

Regards/Mit freundlichen Gruessen
Bernhard Weichel              Phone:  (49) 711 811 8322
Robert Bosch GmbH               Fax:  (49) 711 811 8262
Dept. K3/EES4                 eMail:  bernhard.weichel@pcm.bosch.de
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