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   RE: A little wish for short end tags (Was: RE: SDD bogus)

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  • From: Bryan Gilbert <Bryan_Gilbert@pml.com>
  • To: "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 08:47:40 -0700

	Yes don't forget that XML is meant 
for Humans too.  Short end tags are a pain 
when there is lots of intermediate text.  
	C programmers are familar with this 
when they have to deal with nested 
#ifdef #endif statements: the #endif part 
is a short end tag. 
	For non-C programmers consider trying
to find out which start tag </> belongs
to after you have read pages and pages
of text.

So the best solution is the current solution: each
start tag has a complete matching end tag. IMHO

Bryan Gilbert

PS Formerly I wanted short end tags for embedded 
processors but human readability is more important
to me.

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