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Re: short-tag considered unhealthy



James Clark wrote:

> In my experience what makes SGML hard to implement is not so much
> particular features but the huge weight of hundreds of little features
> like these, which are all individually fairly easy to implement, but
> which collectively make implementing SGML hard and a lot of work.  I
> think it's vital that we be absolutely fanatical about excluding SGML
> features from XML unless they are absolutely essential.  We must avoid
> the danger of looking at each feature individually and saying "I like
> this feature, it's not difficult to implement, so let's leave it in".

Well said. If a feature isn't essential, it shouldn't make the list.