Problems with Entities (was re:Embed and validation)
james anderson too
mecom-gmbh at mixx.de
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 JetForm.com>
> > (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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