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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999 14:47:15 -0500
Matthew Sergeant (EML) wrote:
> Having said all this I do think the XML spec is a triumph of a
> closed team, although I personally would have disposed of <!NOTATION>...
IMHO the objections to notations are really reactions to the
failure of the XML spec to explain its purpose: datatyping.
A notation can be applied to the #PCDATA content of an element
(via a NOTATION attribute) or to an external file. The general
failure to understand this causes new mechanisms for datatyping to be
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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