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Re: Using HyTime Arcform stuff (was Re: Ephemeral XML?)

From: <lee@sq.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 97 23:35:37 EST
Message-Id: <9701250435.AA24427@sqrex.sq.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
Eve L. Maler <elm@arbortext.com> wrote:
> PI summaries such as this are starting to look really good to me.  They
> should be easily parsable and can convey the necessary AF information
> without reliance on #CURRENT-like precedence or painful redundancy.  The
> only (arguably) better mechanism would be multiple ATTLISTs.

I agree on both counts.  I would *definitely* prefer multiple attlists,
so I can add archforms to elements.  That would require an SGML
improvement/change... but it would be a very interesting one.

If we can't have repeated ATTLIST specifications for a given GI,
using processing instructions does work, and we do have software
that does this -- Panorama has a processing instruction that activates
the content of a given element, or the value of a specific attribute,
as a URI-style link.  Without suggesting that we use the same syntax,
would it help if I explained the functionality?

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