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Re: B.10 Empty elements?



..  No matter how we explain it, the <e></e> looks redundant 
>for an EMPTY element 

and

>If empty elements were marked syntactically, e.g.
><@PGBRK>
>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. 
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