A little wish for short end tags (Was: RE: SDD bogus)

W. Eliot Kimber eliot at isogen.com
Fri May 8 22:44:53 BST 1998

At 10:38 PM 5/8/98 +0200, Jarle Stabell wrote:
>I would love to see empty end tags making it into the standard in the 
>future. In many cases, one only marks up single words, and then empty end 
>tags would justify having longer and more descriptive GI's, when forced to 
>write both start and end tags fully, one may be too tempted to use 
>"cryptic"/abbreviated GI's.

If you're going to ask for empty end tags for this, then why not go all the
way and reinstate NET-enabled start tags?

<Para>asd asdfasd <A.word.that.I.want.to.mark/theword/ and this is not 

Markup minimization is a slippery slope--in for a penny, in for a pound.


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