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Re: xlxp-dev: What's a SkipLit?

From: Michael Dyck <jmdyck@netcom.ca>
Date: Mon, 02 Aug 1999 11:20:13 -0700
Message-ID: <37A5E15D.C80EF220@netcom.ca>
To: xlxp-dev@fsc.fujitsu.com
CC: www-xml-linking-comments@w3.org
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:
> 
> The grammar foree the string term in Section 5.2.2 of the XPointer draft
> makes repeated reference to a "SkipLit". This is allegedly defined in the
> XML spec at http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#NT-SkipLit but that seems to be a
> dangling URL. Can anyone fill me in? What is the production for SkipLit?

The XML Proposed Recommendation (at
http://www.w3.org/TR/PR-xml-971208#NT-SkipLit) had

    [15]  SkipLit ::= ('"' [^"]* '"')  |  ("'" [^']* "'")

and its only use as

    [11]  SystemLiteral ::= SkipLit

In the XML Recommendation (at
http://www.w3.org/TR/1998/REC-xml-19980210#NT-SystemLiteral), they cut out
the middleman:

    [11]  SystemLiteral ::= ('"' [^"]* '"') | ("'" [^']* "'")

XPointer's three references to "SkipLit" (all in section 5.2.2) should
presumably be changed to "SystemLiteral".

-Michael Dyck
 jmdyck@netcom.ca
Received on Monday, 2 August 1999 14:27:04 UTC

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