[SML] Numeric character references (was RE: Why no ']]>' in CharData?)
----- Original Message ----- From: <rev-bob@g...> To: <xml-dev@i...> Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 6:50 AM Subject: re: RE: RE: Why no ']]>' in CharData? > > I just do not see the point of offering both hex and decimal. > > Convenience doesn't fly since writer might be used to hex and > > the reader might be used to decimal. > > Funny - that's exactly why convenience DOES fly. If I'm used to hex and you're used to > decimal, doesn't it make sense to allow both? It's a trivial conversion that makes for a > lot more ease for users - allowing both is a no-brainer I agree with Don here. Accomodating the coder's convenience in the language itself is the first step on the road to another SGML. A higher level tool or API can easily handle the conversion, so put it there, not in the parser. 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/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To unsubscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; unsubscribe 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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