Re: entities in SVG (middle term view)

bonjour robin,

thank you for confirming that!

btw, as DTDs seem to get replaced by relaxNG (and as this is another 
planet for me), will there be a need of referencing those RNGs from an 
SVG file header or will there be an implicit link to it thanks to the 
namespace and version declaration in the SVG root element (assuming 
using only standard SVG and no extensions)? from my point of view

    xmlns="" version="1.0"

should be enough...

greetings from tyrol,

Robin Berjon wrote:

> Andre M. Winter - wrote:
>> entities need to be defined in the DOCTYPE-tag, but this one seems to 
>> get deprecated. so my question is: will there by an entity-like 
>> mechanism in SVG1.2+ or will they remain and in this case how may 
>> they be defined.
> There will be no DTD for SVG 1.2 but that doesn't prevent you from 
> using a DOCTYPE to declare entities though -- so long as you do it 
> without pointing to an external subset (usually where the complete DTD 
> is, pointed to by the IRI you see in the DOCTYPE) and only have an 
> internal subset (what's defined inside the DOCTYPE, local to the 
> document). Not all good DOCTYPEs are dead DOCTYPEs, some of them look 
> like that:
>   <!DOCTYPE svg [
>     <!ENTITY ...>
>   ]>
> And that's it. Basically all you have to do is drop the public and 
> system IDs.

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Received on Monday, 10 October 2005 09:51:14 UTC