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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 11 Jun 1998 14:15:39 -0400
Simon St.Laurent wrote:
> I can accept dropping the PCData - it takes out a nuisance declaration - but
> now I wonder about PCData elements. They're technically Mixed but without any
> optional elements. Do we need PCData elements?
That was my original design. Ron thought it was clearer to allow
an explicit PCData element equivalent to an empty Mixed element,
and I acquiesced.
> Also, why does the element need a frequency attribute? Isn't that built into
> the nature of Mixed? It's not like you can nest a Mixed content model under a
> Choice or Seq directly or anything...
It *is* "built in", which is why it can sensibly be represented by a
#FIXED attribute. That way, people can see Mixed, Seq, and Choice
as adhering to a common "frequency architecture". Just a thought,
not anything I'm fanatical about.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
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