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Subject: Re: [dita] foreign element description issue (non-XML?)

On 12/17/09 9:59 AM, "Grosso, Paul" <pgrosso@ptc.com> wrote:

> In reviewing DITA 1.2, I came across something that is more
> than just editorial, so I thought I'd take it to the list.
> The shortdesc for the foreign element says (excerpted):
>  The <foreign> element allows content.... The content may be XML
>  or non-XML, such as MathML, SVG, or some non-XML data format....
> I don't believe "non-XML" is correct.  I don't see how one
> can put non-XML inside an XML document.  In fact, I don't
> know what is meant by "non-XML" in this case.
> My review comment is suggesting we delete any reference
> to non-XML in this description.  Any objections?

<gml class="+ topic/foreign my-foreign-d/gml ">
.df foo
.ef bar
This is GML formatted text
.ex another macro

Non-XML is perfectly sensible within <foreign>.



Eliot Kimber
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