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Re: Argh...Entities

From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
Date: Tue, 11 May 1999 14:27:18 -0400
Message-ID: <37387686.7C3428D4@locke.ccil.org>
To: Paul Prescod <paul@prescod.net>, XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>, www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org
Paul Prescod wrote:

> Even so, I don't follow your argument. The schema needs to validate that
> there is a unparsed entity with a particular name. Why does the
> declaration have to be done in the schema?
> It makes perfect sense to me that a *document* should declare what
> external resources it needs (through a URL or entity declaration) and that
> the *schema* would verify that an element that is supposed to reference a
> resource actually does (whether through a URL or entity).

Your argument is sound.  I am converted.
Down with all entity declarations in XSchema!

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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