What is W3C's official position on use of PI?

Don Park donpark at quake.net
Thu May 13 02:27:18 BST 1999

> I do not speak for W3C, but I can say with little fear of contradiction
> that consensus on this issue does not yet exist.  Some people, as a matter
> of principle, regard PIs as problematic second-class syntax and would like
> simply to cease using them.  Others see them as a perfectly respectable
> out-of-band signaling mechanism.  Each time the idea of using PIs for
> some purpose has been proposed, lengthy and intense debate has ensued.


Thanks for clearing that up.  Do you what the folks who "regard PIs as
problematic second-class syntax" recommend for first-class out-of-band
signaling mechanism?  I wouldn't mind giving up PI if there was an


Don Park

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