> From reviewing the XML
> literature and
> talking with others it was apparent that Unicode hexadecimal
> would be the
> preferred means of entity inclusion for XML in general. It is also
> specifically recommended within the EAD DTD:
> <!-- NOTE 1: eadchars.ent should only be invoked for SGML -->
> <!-- applications. For XML, use Unicode &#xN; where "N" -->
> <!-- is the Unicode Hexadecimal value assigned by the -->
> <!-- standard. -->
I'm really surprised at that.
One of the goals of XML is readability.
• is one thing
• is (IMHO) slightly more readable?
Also, with an included entity file, all your mistakes are in one
place :-) Not that we make any of course!
I'd always favour an external include file, used by all contributors.