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Re: Entity definition in XML Schema

From: by way of <jyasskin@mail.utexas.edu>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 2002 11:50:47 +0200
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To: W3C XML Schema Comments list <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Oh. Thanks.
Would it be possible to put something in XML Schema now that will let it
provide entities for XML 1.1 whenever that's released?
Or, the Schema processor could output a DTD containing just entities
before it parses the XML.
Or is this not really a problem with XML Schema?

Jeffrey Yasskin

On Tue, 2002-04-09 at 14:19, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com wrote:
 > Right.  Entities are a feature of XML 1.0.  If you read the XML 1.0
 > specification carefully, you'll see that it provides no means for
 > replacing DTDs as the means for defining entities.  Therefore, there was
 > nothing that the XML schema workgroup could have done in its own language
 > to define an entity, except perhaps to define a mechanism that generated a
 > DTD.  This is an aspect of XML that is currently not accessible.  To fix
 > this, XML 1.0 in itself would have to be changed.
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