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John Cowan wrote:
> Joe English scripsit:
> > [John Cowan]
> > > without breaking SGML backward compatibility.
> > But surely there are other considerations besides just that!
> Well, for one thing, URI references often contain /, which is a
> SGML/XML delimiter. So right off, <http://nyetwork.not/index.html:foo/>
> wasn't going to fly.
My point was that things like
would never have flown anyway, regardless of conflicts
with other XML delimiters. "For compatibility with SGML"
is at best a secondary issue.