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Re: Combine RE/RS proposals?



On Tue, 1 Oct 1996 15:34:49 -0400, "David G. Durand" <dgd@cs.bu.edu> (David G.
Durand) wrote:

>The list in the following may help to clarify things..
>
>At 11:20 PM 9/30/96, Charles F. Goldfarb wrote:
>>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.

100% compatible with 8879.

>
>Or, by contrast:
>================
>
>It might be best to bite the rest of the bullet and never delimit
>data. Look at the advantages:
>
>1. No need to access a DTD to determine if an element is mixed content.
>2. No REs, RSs, or other whitespace are ignored.
>3. Really easy parsing.
>4. Much simpler to explain.
>5. No quotes to get wrong -- ever.

Incompatible with 8879.


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