Yet another validity question
mrc at allette.com.au
Sun Apr 25 00:41:00 BST 1999
John Cowan wrote:
> > One reason it is there is to allow "elephants", but exclusions were
> > later removed from XML:
> > <!ELEMENT HOLDER - O (ELEPHANT*) -ELEPHANT>
> > in which HOLDER must now be empty but can have a missing end tag.
> I suppose you mean "can have an explicit end tag", no? After all,
> ordinary EMPTY elements don't have end tags.
I suspect that Liam was using "empty" in the sense that it is an element that cannot contain
other elements because its content model doesn't allow it to, rather than one that has the
declared content of EMPTY.
Marcus Carr email: mrc at allette.com.au
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