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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK: Proposal #2 for BNF/EBNF markup

At 11:39 AM 4/6/00 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
>| >I'm starting to think the semantic for 'nt' and 'constraint'
>| >should be that the generate content if empty (in which case they
>| >must have an IDREF (expressed as an xpointer)) or they can
>| >contain content. [Can you say #CONREF? :-)]
>| That seems okay.
>Do we want to support pointers to constraints in other documents?
>If not, then I think constraint should be empty.

Sorry, I didn't catch that this paragraph referred to both 'nt' and 
'constraint'.  Yes, constraint should be empty.

(You're already incorporating this into DocBook, right?  Am I off the hook 
for doing any more designing, then? :-)


Eve Maler                                    +1 781 442 3190
Sun Microsystems XML Technology Center    elm @ east.sun.com

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