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Re: Errors in XML 1.0 spec (PostScript version)

From: Paul Abrahams <abrahams@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 98 14:00:01 -0400
Message-Id: <9807201800.AA0147@valinet.com>
To: tbray@textuality.com
Cc: abrahams@acm.org, xml-editor@w3.org, abrahams@acm.org
>>>>> On Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:54:29 -0700, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> said:

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

|Tim> This was a deliberate (if controversial) choice aimed at achieving
|Tim> a high degree of consistency and make the rule simpler: don't put
|Tim> "<" in data at this point.

Thanks for the explanation.  It wasn't obvious.
Received on Monday, 20 July 1998 14:00:03 GMT

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