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   Re: Endtag attributes

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 11 Nov 1998 22:38:50 -0600

Lars Marius Garshol wrote:

> The only pro I can think of is pretty far-fetched:
>  - might be easier to generate markup from some kinds of applications,
>    since attribute values would not have to be determined until after
>    the element contents had been written out

I think that optional redundant end-tag attributes would be useful, for
the same reason that the redundant end-tag GI (which should be optional)
is useful:

<SECTION ID="Intro">
       <SECTION ID="XML.Strengths">
	10,000 lines of text
       </SECTION ID="XML.Strengths">
       <SECTION ID="HTML.Weaknesses">
   	 10,000 lines of text
       </SECTION ID="HTML.Weaknesses">
   </SECTION ID="Why.XML">
   <SECTION ID="XML.Tools">
   10,000 lines of text
   </SECTION ID="XML.Tools">
</SECTION ID="Intro">

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