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   Re: [xml-dev] Come On, DTD, Come On! Thoughts on DSDL Part 9

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Marcus Carr <mcarr@allette.com.au> wrote:

| I'm thinking more about the possibility of normalising documents that have
| been marked up to a point, but that are not completly well-formed. That form
| of tag omission has long been a powerful tool in a real-world scenario.

This is the point of "amply-tagged" in the WebSGML TC (See K.2.2.4):


| Yes, [PEs are] a pain if they're used badly. If more people were less lazy 
| about analysis, we'd probably see a lot less of them, but that hasn't changed 
| yet...

PEs need to die.  Killing them off, however, needs additions to DTD syntax
to cover the situations for which to date PEs have been used as kludges.


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