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Re: suggestion concerning [28] in the XML specification

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Jun 1999 20:31:23 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19990610063243.00eed8ac@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: GignacDA@nswccd.navy.mil, xml-editor@w3.org
At 09:13 AM 6/10/99 -0400, GignacDA@nswccd.navy.mil wrote:
>I have a suggestion concerning production [28] in the XML specification
>
>[28]  doctypedecl ::=  '<!DOCTYPE' S Name (S ExternalID)? S? ('['
>(markupdecl | PEReference | S)* ']' S?)? '>'
> 
>Production [28] by itself would imply that "<!DOCTYPE doc" and "<!DOCTYPE
>doc []>" are valid DOCTYPE
>declarations. However, these possibilities are precluded by the text

I think both of these are perfectly legal (if you put a '>' after the first),
so if the text precludes this as you say, that's a bug.  It's in the queue
for double-checking now. -Tim
Received on Thursday, 10 June 1999 23:25:12 GMT

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