[linux-elitists] speaking of hunting/defeating spammers...
Paul J Collins
Thu May 3 03:18:19 PDT 2001
>>>>> "SDS" == Seth David Schoen <email@example.com> writes:
SDS> Rick Moen writes:
SDS> You know, I saw in an XML book how that should be written
SDS> Well, maybe if it's a standalone tag, it should.
If the tag is specified in the DTD as being allowed to be empty, you
can use the <tag/> notation. It's not required, however. The feature
was added because it is impossible to differentiate a start tag from
an empty element in SGML without reference to the DTD, and it was a
requirement for XML that documents be unambiguously parseable witout
reference to a DTD. Having lived with the feature for a few months,
the XML working group realised that there is no semantic difference
between <foo/> and <foo></foo>, but since the former form was
well-liked, they left it in.
Information shamelessly stolen from Tim Bray's Annotated XML
Specification, which I found from a link Mr Bad posted to
Crackmonkey some time ago.
///////////////// | | The spark of a pin
<firstname.lastname@example.org> | left blank. | dropping, falling feather-like.
\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ | | There is too much noise.
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