Re: Comments in markup?

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 19:42:21 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Comments in markup?
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 19:42:21 +0200
Message-ID: <9lk/x4uYOVFe089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

In article <199607301318.PAA17415@heike.nads.de>,
Rainer Klute <klute@nads.de> wrote:
> >Or is there simply a restriction on *where* such declarations may be
> >used? I find it very strange that you can put <!-- --> anywhere, but
> >not <!ENTITY foo CDATA "&#62"> or something like that.
> 
> Exactly. That's the difference between the DTD and the document 
> the DTD applies to. All you can do is to modify/extend the DTD 
> within the DOCTYPE declaration.

So if I understand this correctly, you can put comment declarations
in the document, but no other SGML declarations?

Is there a particular reason to think up something as perverted as this,
or am I missing something obvious?

Galactus

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