Re: RS/RE: basic questions
At 10:39 PM 9/22/96 GMT, Charles F. Goldfarb wrote:
>As you just demonstrated, you are forcing the author to both remember the rules
>and implement them himself. They are not simple rules; if they were, we
>be having this discussion.
I think they are pretty straightforward:
In data content:
1. If an element begins or ends with a newline [not entirely
accurate, but this is what people see], the newline is ignored.
2. Newlines inside markup are ignored.
3. All other newlines are passed on.
I could be convinced to drop #1 to make it even simpler, but I'd like to
keep it if possible just to reduce the amount of inconsistency with SGML.
>That isn't my proposal, Bob. My proposal is that data always be "quoted", just
>as in programs. The author does *not* have to know about mixed content (in
>fact, mixed content won't actually exist). White space within quotes is data;
>other white space is ignored.
My fault. I missed that point. That does diminish my disagreement with
this proposal, not enough to agree with it though. I'd prefer to leave
out the "quoting."
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