Re: B.10 Empty elements?
.. No matter how we explain it, the <e></e> looks redundant
>for an EMPTY element
>If empty elements were marked syntactically, e.g.
>then there would be no problem.
The first solution cannot be used as input to a standard SGML tool, so would
require a specialised XML tool to edit the document. The second solution
could be handled by any SGML tool that allowed extension to the name
characacter definition. I would argue that this provides a strong case for
selecting the second solution.
Martin Bryan, The SGML Centre, Churchdown, Glos. GL3 2PU, UK
Phone/Fax: +44 1452 714029 WWW home page: http://www.u-net.com/~sgml/