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

Marcus Carr mrc at allette.com.au
Sun May 10 01:13:30 BST 1998

W. Eliot Kimber wrote:

> Just because *your* requirements make it obvious that empty end tags are
> enough, that doesn't mean that everybody's do.  Any decision short of no
> minimization or full minimization will be an arbitrary one that will cause
> those whose requirements are not met to wonder why.

Agreed. It would only be a matter of time before someone asked for:

<para>paragraph 1</>
<>paragraph 2</paragraph>
<>paragraph 3</>

to be made legal, (as it is in SGML) for exactly the same reasons as were
originally proposed.


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