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Re: short-tag considered unhealthy

From: <bbauma1@cs.umbc.edu>
Date: Wed, 11 Sep 1996 22:09:22 +0000
Message-Id: <199609120217.WAA20830@algol.cs.umbc.edu>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
> Please, no; these save a tiny number of bytes, make it harder for
> both humans and computers to understand, and for people who don't
> already know SGML, have to be explained.

Actually a tiny number of bytes can add up quickly in large files,
but I to am willing to do without </>.  What I would  like is to be
able to leave off the end tag entirely and have XML assume that I
wanted to close the immediately  proceeding element so that

<list>
<item>Item 1
<item>Item 2
<item>Item 3
</list> 

would be legal.  Doing this should be easy assuming that the EMPTY 
element problem is dealt with.












B. Todd Bauman
Graduate Student
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Received on Wednesday, 11 September 1996 22:17:53 EDT

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