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Re: Another pseudo-element gotcha

From: Martin Bryan <mtbryan@sgml.u-net.com>
Date: Wed, 16 Apr 1997 08:11:16 +0100
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19970416071116.0068697c@mail.u-net.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 15:55 14/4/97 -0700, Jon Bosak wrote:

>It works beautifully with documents that are read-only.  Not all the
>documents that will be on the Web are as evanescent as the ones that
>dominate right now.  Terry Allen has pointed to religious works; how
>about, say, the Statutes of the Realm?

Unfortunately Jon, it does not work with Statutes of the Realm, as work
currently in progress to describe the Statutes in terms of XML has proved.
The problem is that certain articles, etc, tend to get repealed, amended or
extended. When they do you get gaps in the legislation. Looking for Para 4.
of Section (51), subsection (c) using something like (51 section)(3
subsection)(4 para) won't work. Repealing of sections, or addition of new
sections, will probably require you to enter an unintuative request such as
(48 section)(2 subsection)(5 para).Not easy to explain to editors! 
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Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK 
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029   WWW home page: http://www.sgml.u-net.com/
Received on Wednesday, 16 April 1997 03:14:14 EDT

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