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Re: [HACKERS] Uppercase SGML entity declarations

From: Gabriele Bartolini <gabriele(dot)bartolini(at)2ndQuadrant(dot)it>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>, pgsql-docs(at)postgresql(dot)org, PostgreSQL-development <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: [HACKERS] Uppercase SGML entity declarations
Date: 2011-04-04 17:18:21
Message-ID: 4D99FD5D.80508@2ndQuadrant.it (view raw or flat)
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Il 04/04/11 18:37, Tom Lane ha scritto:
> AFAIK, the main stumbling block for that is that XML doesn't allow
> abbreviated close tags (ie,<foo>whatever</>).  Which is something that
> we are not likely to give up.  So I'm not sure of the point of changing
> something as trivial as entity declaration casing.  You're going to end
> up having to fork the documentation anyway, or at least feed it through
> an SGML to XML converter.  So why not fix the entity casing then?
We do it. However, given that the files that have been changed are 
edited very rarely, the scope of the patch is limited and compatibility 
with SGML is kept, I thought changing this at source level would be 
something to propose and submit.

Ciao,
Gabriele

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