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Re: Shorttags compromise proposal.

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 19 May 1997 17:10:58 -0400
Message-ID: <3380C1E2.6D122CD3@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Andrew Layman wrote:
> If I understand your final suggestion, you are asking to have it legal
> to have an ID attribute on an end tag.  Is that correct, or do I
> misunderstand?

No, that's just an aside. A future consideration. The *real* proposal is
to allow a single level of shorttag: shorttag only on leaf nodes. This
is the usage demonstrated in the Microsoft examples and can be described
by a strict regular expression rather than a CFG. This brings Dirty Perl
Hackers back into the game without requiring them to implement a stack.
I think it is the best of both worlds but nobody else seems interested.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 19 May 1997 17:22:57 UTC

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