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Re: B.7 Conditional inclusion in DTDs?

From: Len Bullard <cbullard@HiWAAY.net>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 1996 17:33:36 -0500
Message-ID: <32641140.71CE@HiWAAY.net>
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU>
CC: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Michael Sperberg-McQueen wrote:

> When we are talking about a formalism not powerful enough to represent
> the DTD for HTML 2.0, I think we are talking about too weak a formalism.

I'd gladly dump the conditionals there in favor of more versions 
for what very very little good the HTML DTD does for the HTML user.
> Production DTDs require parse-time customization.  XML requires
> the power to handle production DTDs.  Ergo, XML requires parse-time
> customization -- i.e. condition inclusion in DTDs.
> -C. M. Sperberg-McQueen

Then why TEIlite?

Received on Tuesday, 15 October 1996 18:33:20 UTC

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