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Re: A7: CDATA, RCDATA, TEMP marked sections?

From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Fri, 11 Oct 1996 17:05:08 -0700
Message-Id: <3.0b33.32.19961011170455.00a26178@pop.intergate.bc.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 12:37 PM 10/11/96 EDT, lee@sq.com wrote:
>It's not clear to what extent XML has to be backwards-compatible with
>SGML, and in what ways, in order to succeed, and I am trying to probe
>that boundary.  For example, it seems to have been agreeed that there
>will be application conventions that an SGML system wouldn't know about,
>and clearly if you have no DTD, most SGML systems are hosed.

An area worth probing indeed; but in fact I know of no such application
conventions that are apt to make it into XML.  At the current time it seems
that XML will be a very pure subset of 8879, with the possible 
exception of RS/RE rules.

Cheers, Tim Bray
tbray@textuality.com http://www.textuality.com/ +1-604-488-1167
Received on Friday, 11 October 1996 20:05:43 UTC

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