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Re: B.11 Empty end-tags?

From: Charles F. Goldfarb <Charles@SGMLsource.com>
Date: Sun, 13 Oct 1996 15:58:07 GMT
To: bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)
Cc: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org, bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM
Message-ID: <326110cd.310202@mail.alink.net>
On Sat, 12 Oct 1996 21:08:49 -0700, bosak@atlantic-83.Eng.Sun.COM (Jon Bosak)

>Guarantee that all end tags contain the GI, and you enable incredibly
>powerful operations to be performed on arbitrarily large collections
>of documents from a single Korn shell command line.  Take away that
>guarantee, and suddenly you have to maintain a stack. 

I don't disagree with requiring all end-tags to contain the element type name.
However, you'll still have to maintain a stack because, for example, OLs can
nest in LIs, so you can't simply scan for the next </OL> to match a given <OL>.
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