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Re: W3C REC HTML-4.0 24-Apr-1998 - Content model definitions

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 08 Jul 1999 15:50:34 -0400
Message-ID: <3785010A.E1BB8088@w3.org>
To: "Hans v. Sommerfeld" <snoopy@redbaron.bir.uunet.de>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
"Hans v. Sommerfeld" wrote:

> 3.3.3 Element declarations
> Content model definitions
> 
> [section with suggested addition included]
> 
> <p>The content model of an element is specified with the following
> syntax:
> 
> <dl>
> <dt><strong>( ... )</strong>
> <dd>Delimits a group.
> <dt><strong>A | B</strong>
> <dd>Either A or B occurs, but not both.
> <dt><strong>A , B</strong>
> <dd>Both A and B occur, in that order.
> <dt><strong>A & B</strong>
> <dd>Both A and B occur, in any order.
> <dt><strong>A?</strong>
> <dd>A occurs zero or one time.
> <dt><strong>A*</strong>
> <dd>A occurs zero or more times.
> <dt><strong>A+</strong>
> <dd>A occurs one or more times.
> 
> <!-- suggested addition follows: -->
> <dt><strong>-(A)</strong>
> <dd>The occurence of A is prohibited.
> <!-- suggested addition ends. -->
> 
> </dl>

THank you for the suggestion. I think it's a good
one and I'll add it. I propose this wording:

   A must not occur in the element.

 
> [*]
> The readability of your document is really high!
> The recommended definition of HTML-4.0 is very precise and understandable.

Your support is appreciated! Thank you,

 -Ian

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Received on Thursday, 8 July 1999 15:48:13 GMT

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