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Re: Shortrefs fatally flawed

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 12:36:47 -0400
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To: "David G. Durand" <dgd@cs.bu.edu> (David G. Durand), w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 11:09 AM 10/2/96 -0400, David G. Durand"  (David G. Durand wrote:
>   I just realized that we are seriously hosed if we endorse the use of
>shortrefs and some pseudo-element to implement an SGML-compatible a quoting
>syntax for XML. Say, we define a pseudo element <pe>, for the sake of
>argument. Now we need to document a restriction that no element may be
>called <pe>, or else we will generate a terribly wrong ESIS. 

That doesn't seem like a big deal to me. I can't create an element called
FULL_NAME either. =) (okay, okay, in the RCS)

>We are also
>likely to make the process of creating content models extremely difficult,
>due to the name conflict, 

What's so difficult about avoiding a name conflict?

>and content model cooking required in the
>conversion to an SGML DTD.

Again, I don't understand the difficulty. 

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 2 October 1996 12:42:10 UTC

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