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Re: C.11 Multiple declarations for attributes?

From: Charles F. Goldfarb <Charles@SGMLsource.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Oct 1996 12:25:12 GMT
To: Michael Sperberg-McQueen <U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU>
Cc: W3C SGML Working Group <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <32757690.13490267@mail.alink.net>
On Thu, 17 Oct 96 13:23:31 CDT, Michael Sperberg-McQueen
<U35395@UICVM.CC.UIC.EDU> wrote:

>On 23 October 1996, the ERB will vote to decide the following
>question.  A straw poll indicates the ERB is leaning to yes.
>C.11  Should XML retain SGML's prohibition on multiple attribute-list
>declarations for the same element (11.3.1) or on multiple
>declarations for the same attribute (11.3.2)?

Yes, both for simplicity in teaching about and reading DTDs, and for conformance
with 8879. We already have some of this stuff for meta-DTDs, and it seems clear
that stuff like it will be in SGML97 (named attribute lists, etc.), but this
kind of complexity has no place in a simplified SGML.
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