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   Re: SGML lawyer questions

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: Stefan Mintert <mintert@irb.cs.uni-dortmund.de>
  • Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 12:46:53 -0400

Stefan Mintert wrote:

>  > 1) Are these documents valid?
>  > 2) What is the content of the TEXT element in each document?
> Below is the answer from nsgmls. Please note that the files are read from
> STDIN (I used ### to separate end of input from begin of output)

Okay, so far so good.  nsgmls doesn't think that leading blanks are
part of the root element (i.e. the start-tag is inferred only when
non-blank content is seen).  Next question: why is this behavior
the Right Thing?

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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