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Re: RS/RE, again (sorry)

From: Christopher R. Maden <crm@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 17 Dec 1996 16:12:35 GMT
Message-Id: <199612171612.QAA20192@phaser.EBT.COM>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Jon Bosak]

> [Chris Maden:]
> 
> | 3) A dichotomy between "DTD-ful" and DTD-less parsing will make any
> |    sibling-based relationship difficult at best; this will affect some
> |    TEI or HyQ based hyperlinks, as well as sibling-based stylistic
> |    decisions.
> 
> Sorry to be so slow here, but what's the connection with sibling
> relationships?  My idea of a well-formed XML document is one for
> which there is just one possible tree structure; what's different
> about sibling relationships if a DTD is provided?

TEI and, I believe, HyQ, use sibling relationships for addressing;
e.g., start at the element whose SGML ID is "foo" and traverse three
nodes to the right.

If DTD-less parsing creates spurious CDATA nodes, then the target of
an address can be different from that for a DTD-ful parse.

-Chris
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