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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 <tbray@textuality.com> 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 "&amp;", "&lt;", and "&gt;", when
appearing 
>>in parsed character data.  The ERB recognizes that this impinges on the
user's 
>>name space in an un-SGML-like way, but feels that this has already, de facto, 
>>happened.
>
>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.

James


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