Entities and namespaces in XSchemata

John E. Simpson simpson at polaris.net
Sat May 30 15:15:30 BST 1998

At 09:42 AM 5/30/98, Peter Murray-Rust wrote:
><!DOCTYPE xschema SYSTEM xschema.dtd [
><!ENTITY greetings.content "#PCDATA">
>  <ElementType id="greetings">
>    <Content>
>      <Seq repeatable="no" optional="no">&greetings.content;</Seq>
>    </Content>
>  </ElementType>

Question: I'd understood XSchema to be an attempt to eliminate the need to
do *any* DTD coding. If that's the case, why define general entities using
the DTD form? Wouldn't some thing like this work?:

<!DOCTYPE xschema SYSTEM xschema.dtd>
    <EntityType id="greetings.content" repltext="#PCDATA"/>
  <ElementType id="greetings">
      <Seq repeatable="no" optional="no">&greetings.content;</Seq>

That is, why not abstract entity declarations into XSchema form as well as
the element declarations?

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