Re: B.10 Empty elements?
> If minimization is not allowed where content is possible, and any tag
> without content is defacto, empty, then why should I need the </e>?
<Chapter><title>this is a 200-page chapter, sorry</title>
We can't process the PGBRK and the other elements inside Chapter until
we've seen </Chapter>, and hence have deduced that there is no </PGBRK> --
otherwise we'd think all the <P> elements were within PGBRK.
Of course, it could simply have been a user error...
If empty elements were marked syntactically, e.g.
then there would be no problem.
This can be done by allowind @ as a name start character, and then
saying that in XML, empty elements have names starting with @.
If SGML could be augmented to allow a different open tag delimiter for
EMPTY elements, it could use <@, and the entire problem would vanish.