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Re: XML, SGML & the Web (was: Shorthand for default attributes)

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@eps.inso.com>
Date: Fri, 16 May 1997 08:19:27 -0400
Message-Id: <199705161219.IAA22513@nathaniel.ebt>
To: bbos@mygale.inria.fr
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
>Statistics never tell you which direction the correlation goes. Your
>finding supports my argument exactly: people can only deal with large
>documents only if they have a rigid structure. If information doesn't
>have that structure, it will be put in hypertext instead.

I think you have just shown how little you understand markup, 
and hypertext.

>  - The various HTML browsers I tried couldn't deal with "/>", some
>    could when I preceded it by a space.
>
>  - Dan Connolly's sgml-lex
>    (http://www.w3.org/pub/WWW/MarkUp/SGML/#sgml-lex) couldn't
>    either.

Neither are SGML parsers.

>  - psgml can't deal with "/>".

Not even when NET is redefined?

BTW. nsgmls support for XML is pretty good now.
Received on Friday, 16 May 1997 08:21:39 UTC

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