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Re: ERB meeting, 30 October 1996



>Another problem with the /> NET trick is that it's *still impossible
>for a structure-controlled application to create a parseable
>instance from ESIS*.  This is one of the more serious problems
>with ISO 8879 from a tool-writer's standpoint; this is an issue
>that XML *must* address for it to satisfy design goal #9:
>"XML documents shall be easy to create."

While this *is* an important point, one could just as easily say that
ESIS is poorly designed: it doesn;' preserve imformation regarding
empty elements, or entity boundaries, for example. Not all systems
need such information, but many do.


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