Scripting and XML

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Sun Oct 19 09:28:18 BST 1997

> From: Rasmus Lerdorf <rasmus at>
> My solution, naiive as it might be, is to make hide my language inside a
> PI tag.  
> This is obviously a hack.   

No, it is neither.  

XML has explicit delimiters to clearly mark up processing instructions.
You are using them for what they are intended.

A different take on the issue is this. The SGML/XML model is
elements/entities(e.g. resources)/processing instructions.
XML piggybacks everything on top of element structure.

This is distinct from, e.g., PDF which piggybacks element
structure (such as it has) on top of processing.


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