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

Bryan Gilbert Bryan_Gilbert at pml.com
Mon May 11 17:48:04 BST 1998

	Yes don't forget that XML is meant 
for Humans too.  Short end tags are a pain 
when there is lots of intermediate text.  
	C programmers are familar with this 
when they have to deal with nested 
#ifdef #endif statements: the #endif part 
is a short end tag. 
	For non-C programmers consider trying
to find out which start tag </> belongs
to after you have read pages and pages
of text.

So the best solution is the current solution: each
start tag has a complete matching end tag. IMHO

Bryan Gilbert

PS Formerly I wanted short end tags for embedded 
processors but human readability is more important
to me.

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