XSchema Question 6: Entities

Peter Murray-Rust peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Fri Jun 5 19:43:12 BST 1998

[From Chris Maden]
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>From: Chris Maden <crism at oreilly.com>
>To: peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
>Subject: Re: XSchema Question 6: Entities
>[Simon St.Laurent]
>> Question: Should entity support be provided in XSchema?
>No.  General entities should be usable, as XSchema is an XML document.
>However, one of the problems with DTDs as they currently exist is
>their confusion in declaring both the structure of a document class,
>and in declaring entities primarily useful for a particular instance.
>The schema itself is really applicable to a class of documents, and
>should restrict itself to such.  Don't re-invent the DTD; that's not
>useful.  If this is successful, XML syntax for entity declarations may
>be a useful exercise, but it should be distinct from schemas.
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