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Re: Errors in XML 1.0 spec (PostScript version)

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:54:29 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19980720095243.00c8ca00@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: abrahams@acm.org, xml-editor@w3.org
Cc: abrahams@acm.org (Paul Abrahams)
At 12:41 PM 7/20/98 -0400, Paul Abrahams wrote:
>Here are some apparent errors and omissions I've found in the XML 1.0
>spec:

Thanks for your points; they've gone into the for-correction queue.
Except for:

>4. In Production 10 for AttValue, the "<" probably should not be
>excluded since its presence in an AttValue creates no ambiguity (an
>AttValue is always explicitly quoted, and an "<" within an AttValue can
>never be taken as markup).

This was a deliberate (if controversial) choice aimed at achieving
a high degree of consistency and make the rule simpler: don't put "<"
in data at this point. -Tim
Received on Monday, 20 July 1998 12:55:41 GMT

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