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Re: A11: element content and mixed content?

From: Bill Smith <bill.smith@Eng.Sun.COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Oct 1996 09:20:47 -0700 (PDT)
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <libSDtMail.9610090920.22290.bsmith@providence>
David Durand wrote:

> If we drop the distinction, we must treat spaces and tabs as data elements
> in element content (like tables) because without a DTD we can't tell
> whether or not it is element content, and therefore "insignificant". Of
> course, I'd say that we should drop it, and accept the restrictions on
> whitespace, but the current leaning reflects the "code-formatting" needs
> you and others have advocated.

I don't think David is suggesting requiring a DTD. I'm firmly opposed to 
requiring a DTD, even a short form, to "properly" handle XML. If we cross the 
DTD/DTDless line, I think we will significantly reduce the liklihood that XML 
will be adopted. We should drop the distinction.
Received on Wednesday, 9 October 1996 12:21:47 UTC

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