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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:

[ detopquoted, -JE ]

> Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
>> Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>>> The days of SGML-pre-ESIS were a nightmare because of that.
>> Sure, but you also know that even though a lot of good things were done with
>> the ESIS, many/most *applications* didn't use it.
> No size fits all.  Sure.
> And you are right, lots of systems, most in fact,
> worked without the ESIS.

OK, I'm deeply confused.  I'm having a hard time imagining
any SGML application that doesn't at least care about
element boundaries and attribute values.

If these applications didn't use the ESIS, what could
possibly be left over that they *did* use?

--Joe English



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