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- From: "Rick Jelliffe" <email@example.com>
- To: "Paul Prescod" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 4 Oct 1997 18:02:56 +1000
> From: Paul Prescod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> The relevant question is *which syntax is better*? I think that from a
> reader's and writer's point of view, the current DTD syntax is better.
> It is more readable and compact. From a *programmers* point of view, the
> new syntax is better because it allows you to reduce the number of
> parsers in your system.
But the proposed syntax in XML-data has a different and extended
functionality compared to XML's declaration syntax. So rather than having
two (notional) simple parsers, you have a single parser that is more
Btw, in XML-data can the element type-declarations be subtyped just
like other element types, or are they treated as special?
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