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Re: B.10 Empty elements?



On Sat, 12 Oct 96 15:09:33 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
>group.
>
>B.10 What form should EMPTY elements take, if there are EMPTY elements
>in XML:  <e>, <e/, or <e></e> (where '/' is assumed the NET string)
>(7.3, 11.2.3)?
>

<e></e> requires no changes to the SGML declaration. The DTD will need to
contain (have I got this right, Michael) an  "elephant's child" content model
instead of the declared content EMPTY, but that won't break any SGML tools at
all.
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