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Re: Shortrefs fatally flawed

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 16:52:16 -0400
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961002205216.00856080@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 04:07 PM 10/2/96 -0400, David G. Durand"  (David G. Durand wrote:
>At 3:10 PM 10/2/96, Paul Prescod wrote:
>>So can we create an element named <">?
>
>Sure. Now the only problem is that if we implement quoting no-one will use
>XML. 

We can use whatever delimiter we like best. It can be <">, or " , or <" or <FOO>

>But, the language will be well-defined, and will be inputable to SGML
>software with the proper hacked declaration, and no other modifications. Of
>course no SGML editor that I'm aware of will be able to produce XML output.

If <"> is a valid element, most SGML editors should produce it. If not, they
will certainly not have a problem with <#T> or <#TEXT>. And you won't have
to escape the quote character.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 2 October 1996 16:57:19 UTC

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