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Re: CSS1 extension: container/noncontainer property

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Mon, 13 Jan 1997 10:35:48 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199701131535.KAA02658@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: drand@sgi.com (Douglas Rand)
Cc: nemo@koa.iolani.honolulu.hi.us, www-style@www10.w3.org
> No,  this would be a big mistake.  The information about what tags
> require a closing tag,  which are implied and which are just elements
> (what's the SGML nomenclature for this?) is contained in the DTD.  

Content models and ommitted tag minimization.

It would be a bad idea to declare content models and tag minimization
in the style sheet because style sheet languages come and go, and the
parsing of a document would change based on the style sheet or style
sheet language. A better idea is to a) hard code the HTML empty elements,
b) read a DTD where available, c) require XML syntax for elements that
are neither described in a DTD nor in the HTML specifications. That means
*no* minimization and empty elements that are syntactically different from
regular start tags.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Monday, 13 January 1997 10:36:19 GMT

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