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Re: Parameter entities vs. GI name groups

From: Jon Bosak <Jon.Bosak@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Fri, 20 Jun 1997 11:06:08 -0700
Message-Id: <199706201806.LAA01640@boethius.eng.sun.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
| Let's relax compatibility with SGML and make PEs into straight text
| macros rather than eliminating them. I think that this would be a win
| for users as well, since the harders thing about learning PEs is that
| the string substitution model is _not_ correct.

I find this line of thought strongly appealing except for the "relax
compatibility" part.  Is there some straightforward TC-level change to
8879 that would allow the implementation of a straight text macro?
Maybe an entirely new but very simple feature?

Jon
Received on Friday, 20 June 1997 14:07:00 EDT

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