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Here I am using the entity names in XML and there hex values are mentioned in the DOCTYPE declaration. I want to know is there any difference between using entity names (where entity values are specified in DOCTYPE) and directly using the hex values in the XML, as in the example below
Well, the obvious advantage of putting the entities directly in the XML, as opposed to having an internal DTD, is that you don't have to go to the trouble of ensuring the internal DTD is in every single XML document that needs those characters.
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