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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, 

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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