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Re: 2.1 a-d: Link Recognition by Reserved Attribute?



Christopher R. Maden <crm@ebt.com> wrote:

> Saying, "To understand this, read ISO 10744 Technical Corrigendum 1,"
> is a Bad Thing.

I agree -- saying "To understand this, read the HyTime standard" is in 
all but one case an oxymoron; this sentence is the exception.

XML must stand (or crawl or wriggle or fall) alone.

If it is _absolutely_ necessary tomention HyTime in the spec., please
make it in a non-normative part such as a note or an annotated bibliography.
You don't need to read GML [sic] docs to use SGML or AAP either.

Most of the people using SGML today would rather be beaten on the
soles of their feet with a dead fish than read the HyTime specs;
most of the people using HTML today would rather watch.

Lee