Re: A little wish for short end tags (Was: RE: SDD bogus)
Paul Prescod wrote: > Marcus Carr wrote: > > > Agreed. It would only be a matter of time before someone asked for: > > Thankfully, whatever language the conversation is conducted in is likely > to have the word "no" in it. We've got quite proficient at using the > English version in the XML effort, which is why slippery slope arguments > strike me as bizarre. XML is precisely about achieving compromises -- > about walking halfway down the slope without losing your balance. I'd be interested to hear how you would justify allowing short end tags and not short start tags; after all, they're trying to accomplish exactly the same thing, so any argument for one surely supports the other. Without adequate justification for short end tags and against short start tags, any decision will appear to be arbitrary rather than a balanced compromise. This is what the slippery slope scenario means to me; your "halfway" won't be everyone elses. -- Regards Marcus Carr email: mrc@a... _______________________________________________________________ Allette Systems (Australia) email: info@a... Level 10, 91 York Street www: http://www.allette.com.au Sydney 2000 NSW Australia phone: +61 2 9262 4777 fax: +61 2 9262 4774 _______________________________________________________________ xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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