A little wish for short end tags

Sean Mc Grath digitome at iol.ie
Mon May 18 12:58:20 BST 1998

[Jon Bosak]

>If you really like using shortcuts, then go all the way: get a genuine
>SGML tool and define a DTD that allows not just end-tag minimization
>but full omission of both start-tags *and* end-tags.  Knock yourself
>out.  Just make sure to normalize the result before you call it XML
>and ship it out to the rest of us to work with.

I just had to reply and express my wholehearted aggreement with Jon's
posting. SGML and SGML power tools can make excellent XML production

James Clarks SGML to XML tool - SX - for example is built on top of the
core SP library and thus you get basically fully blown SGML power.
All the minimization power you can shake a stick at.


Sean Mc Grath
County Sligo, Ireland, Tel: +353 96 47391

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