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   Re: Local Markup

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  • From: Toby Speight <tms@ansa.co.uk>
  • To: "XML developers' list" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: 14 Aug 1998 12:26:18 +0100

John> John Cowan <URL:mailto:cowan@locke.ccil.org>

0> In article <35D35842.6A7173E3@locke.ccil.org>, John wrote:

John> The following is put forth for comments.
John> 2. Motivating Example
John> A DATE element may appear in an XML document with #PCDATA content
John> containing an ISO 8601 date, as follows:
John> 	<DATE>1998-08-13T14:15:16</DATE>
John> A conformant local markup processor, given appropriate PIs, can
John> process this as if it were:
John> 	<DATE>1998<D/>08<D/>13<T/>14<C/>15<C/>16</DATE>
John> where the dashes have been turned into empty D elements, the T
John> separating time and date (a feature of ISO 8601) has been turned
John> into an empty T element, and the colons into empty C elements.

Are you trying to re-invent SGML's SHORTREF?


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