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   Re: Mixed-content use-cases and questions

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: Marcus Carr <mrc@allette.com.au>, xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2000 19:36:58 -0800

At 12:26 PM 1/12/00 +1100, Marcus Carr wrote:
>    <p>hello <i>sweet <b>world</b></i>.</p>
>   <p><plain>hello</plain><i><plain>sweet</plain>
>   <b><plain>world</plain></b></i><plain>.</plain></p>

How about

 <p><>hello </><i><>sweet </><b><>world</></b></i><>.</></p>
>   <p>hello <i>sweet</i> <b>world</b>.</p>

 <p><>hello </><i><>sweet</></i><> </><b>world</b><>.</></p>

Actually, in keeping with the spirit of XML, what we probably need is
an in-the-instance way to signal that a site has element content, 
something along the lines of

<dl xml:ct='e'>

where possible values of ct (for Content Type) are 'e' for element
content, 'm' for mixed, and 'p' for pure #PCDATA.

No, I'm probably not serious; just waiting for a big slow index-build. -T.

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