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Re: Couldn't XML allow and ignore omitted tag minimization



> Date: Fri, 28 Feb 97 17:36:53 CST
> From: paul@arbortext.com (Paul Grosso)

> If we don't allow omitted tag minimization, I fear we will increase
> the number of cases were people feel they must maintain two versions
> of every DTD (the fact that people like to have omitted tag minimization
> in their DTDs should be obvious given the fact that practically all
> common DTDs out there include this information).
>
> Can we reconsider allowing the omitted tag minimization in element
> declarations in XML?

We ought to.  Why go out of our way to make it difficult to live in
both worlds.  Surely anyone who can write an XML parser at all can
handle this trivially.

Dave Peterson
SGMLWorks!

davep@acm.org



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