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Re: Report from the SGML ERB meeting of Oct. 9th

From: Charles F. Goldfarb <Charles@SGMLsource.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Oct 1996 04:49:05 GMT
To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
Message-ID: <326275f2.3201777@mail.alink.net>
On Wed, 09 Oct 1996 12:56:39 -0700, Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com> wrote:

>Agreed unanimously that the rules should be stricter than SGML in that the 
>characters '&', '<', and '>' are deemed always to delimit markup, and must 
>always be escaped, specifically as "&amp;", "&lt;", and "&gt;", when appearing 
>in parsed character data.  The ERB recognizes that this impinges on the user's 
>name space in an un-SGML-like way, but feels that this has already, de facto, 
>happened.

You may be able to avoid the name space impingement by declaring them as named
function characters. You could then say: &#amp;, et. al.
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