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   Re: [xml-dev] Suggestions for a slightly less verbose (and easier to au

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Paul Prescod wrote
> Actually SGML worked exactly as you propose. </> was a legal SGML
> end-tag. It had other short-forms too. <snip/>
> Actually, it was the creators of XML who decided not to keep any of
> them.

Thanks for putting me straight on that.

> You can get the full story from one of the "fathers of XML":
> http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/xml-dev-May-1998/0311.html

Thanks for the link.  I didn't realize that Jon Bosak was the legendry
"DPH".  I think that XML 1.x has already moved well beyond what most
programmers are prepared to process with Perl regular expressions.  Surely
Perl hackers use expat to do the hard work these days?



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