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Re: RS/RE: basic questions



On Sat, 21 Sep 1996 06:08:19 +0000, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:
>
>Charles' proposal in this area is to require explicit markup around 
>pseudo-elements in mixed content, probably minimized into something like '"' 
>via shortref, e.g.
><p>"Listen to my heart beat " <!-- trailing space required, right?  -->
><?Director Audio On>
>"and beat and beat."
></p>
>
>Advantages:
>[a] & [b] exactly as above, and
>[c] it's 8879-compliant
>
>Costs
>[a] people have to put in a little more markup
>[b] it is unlikely that XML can ever be fed to an HTML reader.
>
>Not really an easy choice; but I think we've succeeded in shaking out what
>the issues are.
>

[a] According to the Design Principles: " 10. Terseness is of minimal
importance."
[b] Native processing of XML by unaware HTML readers is not an XML objective.
(judging by earlier postings, it isn't even a credible fantasy)  

See, it really is an easy choice (although perhaps not a pleasant one).
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