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From: Richard A. O'Keefe <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
Date: Tue, 15 Aug 2000 14:38:21 +1200 (NZST)
Message-Id: <200008150238.OAA03078@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
To: xml-editor@w3.org
Non-Normative appendix E states

   "FOR COMPATIBILITY, it is required that content models in element
    type declarations be deterministic.".

Since this requirement is in a Non-Normative appendix, it is not at all
clear whether XML per se requires deterministic content models or not.
It may be that it was intended that the sentence
   "XML is an application profile or restricted form of SGML ..."
is intended to imply the requirement for deterministic content models,
and that this sentence in appendix E is intended as a reminder.

Perhaps it could be reworded as 

   "XML is restricted form of SGML [link back to introduction],	
    which requires content models to be deterministic.  For compatibility,
    XML therefore requires content models in element type declarations
    to be deterministic.  This appendix explains what that means.:
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