Re: XML and required DTDs
> On Mon, 16 Sep 1996 16:52:44 -0400, "Steven J. DeRose" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >The only things blocking you from parsing one-entity minimal SGML document
> >without a DTD are:
> > a) Declared content (CDATA/RCDATA/EMPTY elements)
> > b) The RE-ignoring rules.
> Exactly! Just eliminate declared content and mixed content and
> you've solved the problem. We don't need those constructs for XML,
> they are just forms of markup minimization parading under other
That analysis is correct, but it would in my view none-the-less be a
mistake to go down that road. It would grandfather out a huge
percentage of existing documents, and require huge amounts of
obfuscatory markup, e.g.
[vc for 'vanilla content']
Or are you assuming we are allowing tag minimisation after all? I
thought it was out the door . . .
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