From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Aug 12 2004 - 12:00:57 CDT
Anto'nio Martins-Tuva'lkin scripsit:
> Even better yet: Have the WC3 rephrase their demand that no element
> should start with a defective sequence (when considered in separate)
> as that no *block-level* element should etc., and leave things like
> <span>, <i> and other in-line elements free to start with a combining
> character (provided that the said in-line container is not the first
> within a block-level element, of course).
The trouble with that idea is that in XML generally we don't know
what is a block-level element: elements are just elements, and it's
up to rendering routines whether they appear as block, inline, or
not at all.
-- John Cowan firstname.lastname@example.org www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan Promises become binding when there is a meeting of the minds and consideration is exchanged. So it was at King's Bench in common law England; so it was under the common law in the American colonies; so it was through more than two centuries of jurisprudence in this country; and so it is today. --Specht v. Netscape
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