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Re: Attributes v Elements

Tim Bray wrote:

> At one point I believe Charles Goldfarb suggested
> <p><>This is no longer </><i>mixed</i><> content</></p>

Yuck! You still need a content model that supports mixed content, so instead

  <ELEMENT p     (#PCDATA | i)*>

you have to use something like:

  <ELEMENT p     (#PCDATA | i | p)*>

> which sucks a little less.

A little more, by my calculation...:-)

> Er, wouldn't you need either <span> or <> around the word
> "mixed"? If not, why not?

I'm guessing that was just a slip of the fingers, but you wouldn't need it
because element i doesn't contain mixed content.


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