Re: How could SGML help? (was RE: Blueberry/Unicode/XML)
John Cowan wrote: > The default default SGML declaration, used if the parser has no > other clue, basically specifies the XML syntax with a few exceptions. > The default at the end of a PI is just ">" rather than "?>", and > only ASCII characters are allowed in names. > > The designers of XML decided to sacrifice all this seldom-used > flexibility in favor of a single syntax, spelled out in the > XML Recommendation. In order to change the syntax, therefore, > we have to change the definition of XML. It's worth pointing out that in SGML currently, it is possible to redefine what constitutes a name without messing with the delimiter syntax - they are separate sections. [John didn't ever say otherwise, but the mentions of the delimiter syntax may have inadvertantly lead some to believe that they were linked somehow.] -- Regards, Marcus Carr email: mrc@a... ___________________________________________________________________ Allette Systems (Australia) www: http://www.allette.com.au ___________________________________________________________________ "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler." - Einstein
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