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Re: C.10 Allow nondeterministic content models?



On Thu, 17 Oct 1996 22:50:14 -0400 David G. Durand said:
>At 1:23 PM 10/17/96, Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:
>>
>>C.10 Should XML allow nondeterministic content models (11.2.4.3)?
>
>Yes, but if we do that, why not full regular expressions? We trashed
>that (unwisely) in the name of SGML compatibility. I don't understand
>the reasoning here.

My sense of the ERB's intention is that there is some desire to reopen
that question and to consider changing the earlier decision, at least in
individual cases (which include general regular expressions and
determinism in content models).

I should probably have said that explicitly; sorry.

-C. M. Sperberg-McQueen