Hmm... I've got the standard in my lap, and while it usually
takes me at least 1/2hour to be sure I've reall all the
relavent sections, it appears to agree with your statement.
However, we're only interested in parsing instances of
a particluar DTD.
If we make no SHORTREF declarations in this DTD, we can
dispense with shortref processing in our parser.
>My solution only requires SHORTREF. I code:
><!ELEMENT newline - o EMPTY>
><!ENTITY nltag STARTTAG "newline">
><!SHORTREF nlmap "&#RS;" nltag>
><!USEMAP nlmap (verbatim)>
>The use of OMITTAG in the newline element is not
>necessary. This code causes the parser to recognize
>record starts as newline tas within verbatim tags.
>My processor converts the newline tags back to record
Hmmm... this is interesting. First a question: why
the newline element in the first place? why not just
make the shortref expand to a newline character in
the first place?
If we put declarations like this in the HTML DTD, it
would then be legal to treat
different from <XMP>foo</XMP>
Thanks for the idea... it just might work!