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Re: SGML declaration for XML



> From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
> 
> At 05:49 PM 11/8/96 CST, Paul Grosso wrote:
> 
> >Is there anything else that needs to be done to your standard SGML 
> >declaration for a Basic document other than
> >	DELIM GENERAL SGMLREF PIC "?>" 
> >and
> >	NAMECASE GENERAL NO
> 
> Huh? I think we finally decided to case-fold, so you mean YES.

I'm quite glad, then, since case sensitivity was problematic for me.
Sorry, I must have missed that decision.  In that case, we can just
go with NAMECASE as in the SGML decl for Basic SGML docs.

> But somebody who really knows this stuff does need to synthesize
> an SGML declaration for XML.  - Tim

Of course, 8879:1986 doesn't break down all the options/features
in such a way that one could give a precise (necessary and sufficient)
8879:1986 SGML decl for XML, but it would be useful to publish the
sufficient and closest-to-necessary-as-possible-given-8879:1986 SGML
declaration for XML.


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