Re: PIs

Tim Bray wrote (or quoted, or something):

>If PIs are retained then PIC should be changed so that it is not > as this
>is required for many processing instructions. (An alternative may be to
>allow a character reference to be entered within a PI, but this would make
>XML incompatible with SGML.)
This is backwards. Changing PIC breaks SGML. A character reference would not be
recognized by the SGML parser, but could be recognized by the XML application.
XML would strip out the char refs before passing the PI to the system (or to the
designated notation processor if my previous suggestion is adopted).
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