Why no ']]>' in CharData?

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Sun Nov 28 08:38:56 GMT 1999

>Even if you disallow existing encodings so that SML allows only UTF-8
>and/or UTF-16, you should still allow numeric character references so
>that you can represent any Unicode character even if you're creating
>SML data using Windows Notepad.
>If you consider that people won't create SML data and that machines
>will, then disallow numeric character references.

Tony, numeric character reference is still in.  I was just saying that
predefined character references like <, >, and & are there
for convenience only since numeric character references are there.

Not too many folks noticed it but I removed the hex numerical character
references in the preliminary EBNF.  I prefer hex but didn't like the
extra 'x' to get there.  I can go with either hex or decimal but not


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