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Re: In defense of PEs (but not in XML) (was Re: Parameter entities vs. GI name groups)

From: len bullard <cbullard@hiwaay.net>
Date: Sat, 21 Jun 1997 10:28:12 -0500
Message-ID: <33ABF30C.4F05@hiwaay.net>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Weichel Bernhard (K3/EES4) wrote:

> But it is understandable to claim (XML) complicated if one is confronted
> with this:
> 
> <!ELEMENT sic - - ((((l | lg | p | sp), (((bibl | biblFull | l | lg |
> p | sp | cit | q | label | list | listBibl | note | stage))*)) |
> ((#PCDATA | ident | code | kw | abbr | address | date | name | num |
> rs | time | add | corr | del | gap | orig | reg | sic | unclear | emph
> | foreign | gloss | hi | mentioned | soCalled | term | title | ptr |
> ref | xptr | xref | anchor | s | seg | gi | formula | eg | bibl |
> biblFull | cit | q | label | list | listBibl | note | figure | stage |
> table | text)*)))>
> 
> But with:
> 
> <!ELEMENT sic - -(( (%par1; , %part2; ) | %full-text; )*)>
> 
> It looks much simpler - divide an conquer!!

This does not remove complexity; it hides it.  Then the 
menus come up with the complete list, and there it is again.

The example above is an example of abuse; it is sic.

len
Received on Saturday, 21 June 1997 11:28:34 EDT

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