Re: Report from the SGML ERB meeting of Oct. 9th
At 04:49 10/10/96 GMT, Charles F. Goldfarb wrote:
>On Wed, 09 Oct 1996 12:56:39 -0700, Tim Bray <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>Agreed unanimously that the rules should be stricter than SGML in that the
>>characters '&', '<', and '>' are deemed always to delimit markup, and must
>>always be escaped, specifically as "&", "<", and ">", when
>>in parsed character data. The ERB recognizes that this impinges on the
>>name space in an un-SGML-like way, but feels that this has already, de facto,
>You may be able to avoid the name space impingement by declaring them as named
>function characters. You could then say: &#amp;, et. al.
That won't work. Entering the first character of a delimiter in context as
a named character reference doesn't prevent its recognition as a delimiter.