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padded parameter entities

From: Richard L. Goerwitz III <richard@goon.stg.brown.edu>
Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 13:32:04 -0400
Message-Id: <199807111732.NAA24367@goon.stg.brown.edu>
To: xml-editor@w3.org
Section 3.2.1 of the current spec says:

For interoperability, if a parameter-entity reference appears in a choice,
seq, or Mixed construct, its replacement text should not be empty, and nei-
ther the first nor last non-blank character of the replacement text should
be a connector (| or ,). 


If parameter entities in this context are always padded with spaces, then
their replacement text will never be empty, right?

Richard Goerwitz
Received on Saturday, 11 July 1998 13:31:41 UTC

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