Re: RS/RE considered confusing?

On Fri, 13 Sep 1996, David Durand wrote:
>For XML we can simplify things by just treating LF and CR (well,
> actually their 10646 equivalents) as whitespace. We can simply skip
> the entire notion of non-significant and significant RS/RE entirely.
While not advocating this or any other mechanism, may I add my vote that 
it is ESSENTIAL that RS/RE not be significant.  Any system whereby they 
are, in however limited a fashion, adds both complexity and dependencies 
we cannot afford.

--Debbie Lapeyre