[SML] Without attrs, you don't need empty elements...

Joshua E. Smith jesmith at kaon.com
Tue Nov 30 13:51:47 GMT 1999

Maybe I'm just slow on the uptake, but I suddenly realized that if SML
omits attributes, there's not likely to be a need for empty elements.

(Scan your favorite XML sources and see how often there are empty elements
with *no* attributes.)

Dunno if that makes much difference in the parser, or even in user
understandability (having both <Foo></Foo> and <Foo /> available might
offend Occam), but it's interesting how one simplification can naturally
lead to another...

-Joshua Smith

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