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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 30 Jun 1998 12:26:47 -0400 (EDT)

Tim Bray scripsit:

> Anyhow, the more I think about it, any of these schemes that depend
> on a magic end-delimiter, e.g. "</anything>" or "]]>" are just
> amateurish and broken.  We've known for years how to do this;
> either escape delimiters or put in a byte count.

Byte counts lean over too far toward the "DP" view of XML.
Documents that can be edited with general editors shouldn't
contain counts of any sort.

As for escaping delimiters, this is just the dual of the current
scheme, with "&gt;" as the representation of plaintext ">".
(IMHO the Recommendation should have made this mandatory.)

John Cowan					cowan@ccil.org
		e'osai ko sarji la lojban.

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