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- From: "Michael Champion" <email@example.com>
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 09:56:07 -0500
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Sent: Sunday, November 28, 1999 6:50 AM
Subject: re: RE: RE: Why no ']]>' in CharData?
> > I just do not see the point of offering both hex and decimal.
> > Convenience doesn't fly since writer might be used to hex and
> > the reader might be used to decimal.
> Funny - that's exactly why convenience DOES fly. If I'm used to hex and
you're used to
> decimal, doesn't it make sense to allow both? It's a trivial conversion
that makes for a
> lot more ease for users - allowing both is a no-brainer
I agree with Don here. Accomodating the coder's convenience in the language
itself is the first step on the road to another SGML. A higher level tool
or API can easily handle the conversion, so put it there, not in the parser.
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