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

>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.

  I am sympathetic to this, except for the SGML-imposed requirement that
EMPTY tags must take minimization "- O" if they could be pure "noise"
elements I wouldn't mind, but explaining that restriction in the context of
"compatibility" is sure to be difficult.

Could we get the "- O" minimization flag requirement removed in the SGML
update? Then it would make sense to allow minimization flags in XML.
Otherwise, I'm not sure that it is worth the verbiage.

  -- David

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