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- From: "Don Park" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: <email@example.com>
- Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 19:54:13 -0800
>> Yes it is < in SML. It is not the support of > that is
>> expensive. It is the fact that every conforming SML processor
>> will have to make sure there is no ']]>' in content and issue
>> error if there is. This is nonsense from SML point of view.
>I am suggesting that ">" be forbidden in SML character data altogether.
>That way no check for "]]>" is needed at all. In addition,
>all ">"s are guaranteed to be tag terminators, which makes
>for a simple inner dispatch loop.
Hmm. Interesting idea. Low in cost and balances <.
But the problem is now we are incompatible with XML
documents that did not escape > in character data.
The spec used the word 'MAY' for general use and 'MUST'
only when it is used with ]]>. *head-scratch*
BTW, its only three days more til Joe Stephenson
returns from vacation. Hang in there folks. <g>
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