Re: B.5/B.6 Restrict PCDATA in content models?
Charles F. Goldfarb wrote:
> On Sat, 12 Oct 96 15:06:39 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen
> <U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU> wrote:
> >On 16 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following question.
> >A straw poll indicates the question needs further discussion in the work
> >B.5 Should XML restrict the use of the PCDATA token in content models,
> >to simplify RE handling or eliminate the Mixed Content Problem? (7.6.1,
> > * B.5 restrict PCDATA to models of the form (#PCDATA)
> > * B.6 restrict PCDATA to models of the form (#PCDATA | x ... | z)*
> I strongly prefer B.5, but B.6 would be better than unrestricted use of #PCDATA.
> Charles F. Goldfarb
I concur on both points. B.5 is the simple case and always easy to
B.6 is common practice but in nested cases, leads to messy instances
in cut and paste operations.