How you respond to notes


Small point, but your responses would be much easier to read if you put a
line before your responding text. I find it very difficult to distinquish
your responses from the quoted text.



>>If PIs are retained then PIC should be changed so that it is not > as this
>>is required for many processing instructions. (An alternative may be to
>>allow a character reference to be entered within a PI, but this would make
>>XML incompatible with SGML.)
>This is backwards. Changing PIC breaks SGML. A character reference would not be
>recognized by the SGML parser, but could be recognized by the XML application.
>XML would strip out the char refs before passing the PI to the system (or
to the
>designated notation processor if my previous suggestion is adopted).

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