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Re: Combine RE/RS proposals?



On Mon, 30 Sep 1996 09:51:09 -0400, Paul Prescod
<papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca> wrote:

>Could we combine proposals? Could we (in XML) define characters to begin a
>section of text guaranteed not to have markup within, where spaces and
>newlines should be passed to the application unmolested? In other words, a
>verbatim delimiter? 

At that point it might be best to bite the rest of the bullet and always delimit
data. Look at the advantages:

1. No need to access a DTD to determine if an element is mixed content.
2. All REs and RSs are ignored -- full stop! (See, I'm internationalized :-)
3. Really easy parsing.
4. Much simpler to explain.
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