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Re: Non-deterministic or wrong partition?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
Date: 07 Jun 2002 09:31:21 +0100
To: "Ashok Malhotra" <ashokma@microsoft.com>
Cc: "XML Schema Comments" <www-xml-schema-comments@w3.org>
Message-ID: <f5br8jja3s6.fsf@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>

"Ashok Malhotra" <ashokma@microsoft.com> writes:

> Despite the fact that multiple non-normative portions of the spec make
> it clear that ambiguous content-models were not intended to be allowed,

I contest this -- _my_ motivation was what the constraint is named --
unique attribution.

Having said that, your example is thought-provoking.  I note however
that

<!ELEMENT f ((a+,b?)*)>

is valid XML.

ht
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