XSchema Question 6: Entities

Alain DESEINE alain at cabinfo.com
Fri Jun 5 18:29:01 BST 1998

Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> John Cowan wrote:
> >I believe that notations and entities need representation, and both
> >Ron's draft and mine now incorporate them.  XSchemas need to be
> >convertible to DTDs without losing material information (as opposed
> >to structural information about the DTD itself, as indicated by
> >parameter entities).
> Question: Should entity support be provided in XSchema?
> The goals do not require entity support.  During the goals process, a number
> of people suggested staying out of the entity business, though a few also
> thought it was important.  Both Ron and John have included entity support in
> their DTD's.

I'm not sure that entities support is so important. Just remember what
we say some days ago. At this time we only need XShemas for about 2
tasks :

- Validating XML documents against something else more readeable than a
- Providing Documentation mechanism that does not exist in DTDs

One of our major goal at these time was "doing something simple ..., but

So I'm not for adding Entities support in XSchema. I think that XScema
should stay simple.


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