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Re: 1.a: Use Elements? -- critical ambiguity in question!

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Feb 97 18:31:28 EST
Message-Id: <9702022331.AA02584@sqrex.sq.com>
To: dgd@cs.bu.edu, w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
David Durand said:

>    I vote that we add a new XML declaration (that looks like a PI) to
> declare AF roles for elements, including a setting that simply maps all AFs
> to their element names.

I like this approach too.
> <?HXL on?>
> Should be enough, or:
> <?XHL link=a,footnote>
This might better be
  <?XML LINK ELEMENTS "a footnote">

I don't see any need for XHL as an abbreviation.

> Or that we use architectural forms, the Internal
> subset, and separate attribute declaration to solve the problem in an
> SGML-like way.
> <!doctype whatever SYSTEM "http://foo.com/whatever.dtd"
> [
> <!attlist link -XHL-form #FIXED "link">
> ]>

This doesn't work if the element called LINK already has
other attributes declared in the DTD.  If SGL is changed to
allow multiple AttList declarations for a given element, it
would be well worth considering, though.

Received on Sunday, 2 February 1997 18:32:03 UTC

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