Problems with Entities (was re:Embed and validation)

james anderson too mecom-gmbh at
Thu Dec 4 12:57:44 GMT 1997

why do inline declarations need an additional operator? what's wrong with
allowing element - or, in a similar sense, entity declarations - to appear with
their  standard syntax?

Rick Jelliffe wrote:

> > From: Rob McDougall <RMcDouga at>
> > (1) Declarations must be performed near the top of the file.
> > (2) Declarations should be performed near where they are used.
> There has been a proposal for inline declarations recently.  They would
> use declaration syntax but be inside a processing instruction, e.g.
>  <?IS8879 ELEMENT dog (nose, leg+, tail) ?>
> (This, I believe, will not be in WebSGML, now being finalized.  But it
> may make it through the big SGML revision which looms.)

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