Correction: Re: A little wish for short end tags

Paul Prescod papresco at
Sat May 16 16:51:47 BST 1998

Paul Prescod wrote:
> You would add a single question mark to the EBNF as opposed
> to hundreds of percent signs for parameter entities. 

Correction: I forgot that the final draft uses a much more elegant rule
for parameter entities. They are still much more complicated to understand
and use than short end-tags, but there is not as much spec-space dedicated
to them as there once was.

Paul Prescod  -

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