Subject: Re: [docbook] Q: How do I use entities like – in DocBookV5.0?
On Tue, 2005-11-08 at 04:07 -0500, Steven T. Hatton wrote: > > > > > > Not really. \[NotExists] is ∄, \[Implies] is ⇒, etc. > > > > XML parser will expand ∄ to a sequence of Unicode characters > > (and possibly also some markup) before handing in to the application. > > In my case I don't want the entities replaced. I just what them validated. Then you need to sidestep the XML parser. A bit hard in an XML application? > > If an application does not support the use of character entity references, it > does not fully support XML. > And if I happen to be somewhere without a "good > editor", how do I know what the cryptic symbols it shows me really signify? How is that a docbook issue? > Remember one of the primary purposes of MathML is the transfer of formal > mathematical information. Is that what you're trying to change? Mathml? > > > How is the editor supposed to know what entities are intended to > > > represent a particular character? > > > > There are zillion ways to implement it. > > It could mostlikely be implemented as an extension of the XML Catalogs > Specification. providing uniformity of interface where it makes sense is one > of the most important functions that standards specifications can provide. That is a presentational issue, not an XML encoding issue. What would you like blind people to receive? DaveP