Re: ERROR(?) in content declarations for character tags

Earl Hood <>
Date: Fri, 23 Sep 94 11:12:38 EDT
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From: Earl Hood <>
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Subject: Re: ERROR(?) in content declarations for character tags 
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> Please see
> for my argument in favor of nested emphasis.  I think it was widely accepted.

I accept the reason for most of the character tags (i.e. the 'emphasis'
based ones), but I think it is hard to use the same argument on some of
the tags.  For example, the following tags still, to me, do not make
sense to allow nesting:


Does this make sense:

	<code>This <code>is <code>an example</code></code></code>

Code inside code, hmmmm.  Saying browsers should just ignore it is not
a decent argument.  I'd like to here why the above should be valid.
I can't see a logical distinction from a CODE element, that is
contained within a CODE element, and a non-nested CODE element.

Now this seems perfectly fine to me,

	<code>Hit <key>Q</key> to quit</code>

since KEY has a logical distinction from CODE.  I'm saying that each
element above should not contain itself.