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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

> 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?


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