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Re: OMITTAG specifications in element declarations

From: <DAVEP@acm.org>
Date: Sat, 02 Nov 1996 18:06:42 -0600 (CDT)
To: jenglish@crl.com
Cc: W3C-SGML-WG@w3.org
Message-id: <01IBDO1GECKI0096L6@PASCAL.ACM.ORG>
<jenglish@crl.com> (Joe English) recently wrote:

>Since most SGML users will have to rewrite their DTDs
>to make them XML-able anyway, leaving out the omitted
>tag minimization parameter doesn't seem like that big
>a deal...

But rewriting them so that the content models obey the
restrictions is a one-shot thing, and then you can
continue to deal with those documents using the new
DTD with its new content models in both SGML and XML
systems.

The point of Eve's proposal is to avoid having to
continue to maintain both versions.  That to me
_does_ "seem like that big a deal...".

Dave Peterson
SGMLWorks!

davep@acm.org
Received on Saturday, 2 November 1996 19:06:44 EST

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