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Re: RS/RE: basic questions



On Thu, 19 Sep 96 23:21:36 EDT, lee@sq.com wrote:

>    <p>Listen to my heart beat.
>    <?DIRECTOR: audio on>
>    And beat and beat and beat.</p>
>
>If the required form of this in XML were either
>
><p>Listen to my heart beat.<?DIRECTOR: audio on>
>And beat and beat and beat.</p>
>
>or
>
><p>Listen to my heart beat.
><?DIRECTOR: audio on>And beat and beat and beat.</p>
>
>then both SGML and XML would parse the document in the same way, no?
>
>Lee
>
Yes, but then you are requiring the author to enforce the rules as well as
remember them. With smart record handling in the parser, the author only has to
remember the rules; the parser enforces them.
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