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Re: Current Status of Discussion on RE/RS Handling



At 17:18 27/09/96 -0400, Gavin Nicol wrote:
>>If the rules about ignoring white-space are left to the XML application and
>>the application is free to require that those rules are not applied for
>>verbatim elements, then XML tools built on top of SGML parsers will be
>>unable to correctly process some XML documents, namely those that have
>>verbatim elements that include REs that are ignored according to the SGML
>>rules. 
>
>This is only true if the record ends occur in the input. If a suitable
>declaration is given (ie, one in which RE and RE never occur) then an
>SGML parser and an XML parser should return identical parse results.

I explained in an earlier message
<URL:http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/w3c-sgml-wg/msg00243.html>
(mainly paragraph 2) why I believe that view to be mistaken.

James


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