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Re: Parameter entities vs. GI name groups

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 09:49:28 -0400
Message-Id: <199706231349.JAA01393@nathaniel.eps.inso.com>
to: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>My willingness to make the the trade-off is because despite really a lot
>of work by myself and (even more) Michael, the PE section of the XML-lang
>spec is blatantly hideous compared to the rest of it.  It is hard to
>explain, hard to understand, and hard to implement.  It needs a supporting
>section in an appendix to try to "explain" it (always a bad sign). It is a 
>psychological barrier to the acceptance of descriptive markup.

PE's are actually fairly easy to implement, but the current spec.
certainly is confusing. I think that if we can simplify the spec
a little (or at least clarify it), then all will be well.
Received on Monday, 23 June 1997 09:50:10 EDT

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