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   RE: SML answers for SML problems

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Nov 1999 11:40:42 -0800

At 06:36 AM 11/13/99 -0800, Don Park wrote:
>Interesting idea.  Only thing preventing that
>is the root element rule which irks me sometimes.
>Something like schematron could reduce the need
>for the root element rule but I think we are stuck
>with it for now.

Argh!  Heresy.  The single root element is one of the Good Things about
XML.  It means that you know unambiguously when an information unit has
ended in a way that's decoupled from the closure (or not) of the socket
by the programmer at the other end.  -T.

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