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   Re: Again wit da AND and Repetitions / Singletons in a DTD

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: terje@in-progress.com (Terje Norderhaug), "XML Developers' List" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 15 May 1999 15:45:12 -0700

At 02:12 PM 5/15/99 -0700, Terje Norderhaug wrote:
>No, it is not particularly hard to implement support for the AND connector
>in a validating parser. 

In the first several generations of SGML parsing products, it was well-known
that there were all sorts of bugs that were only observed when the &
connector was being used.  So the evidence doesn't support the claim
above.  This is exactly why it was left out of XML. -T.

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