wd-xml-names: external dtd subsets (and external entities in general)

John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Tue Aug 11 23:15:49 BST 1998

Tim Bray wrote:

> The structural or textual (you say "spatial", why?) region *is* clear;
> it's the scope of the element.  Which leaves me with the word I didn't
> understand before; what do you mean by the "extent" of namespace/prefix
> binding?

Paraphrase:  "If a general entity reference appears within the scope
of a namespace declaration, does the declaration extend to elements
and attributes appearing within the replacement text of the entity?"

In particular, does it matter if the entity is internal or external,
or not?  The draft is silent.

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