Namespaces and DTDs

Paul Prescod paul at
Fri Mar 12 15:51:59 GMT 1999

Didier PH Martin wrote:
> a) a Lisp document could be made SGML compliant because SGML can let you
> define begin and end tag's delimiters (Ex: dsssl).

I let this claim pass a couple of times because I didn't consider it
important but now I feel the need to scratch that itch. DSSSL does not
actually use parentheses as tags. If you use nsgmls to look at the SGML
structure of a DSSSL document you will find that all of DSSSL's structure
is actually in omitted tags.
 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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