Document W3C-SGML-ERB DD-1996-0002
10 Sep 1996
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6.2.3 allows the SGML declaration to be supplied implicitly "while a document is processed exclusively by a single system" but adds "The declaration must be present explicitly, however, if the document is subsequently sent to another system." Should the same be true in XML?
[Sic Bas, Min, SL, TEI; mod. LA, NSGML; PSGML; sil. MGML, SO. PSGML does not contemplate an SGML declaration at all, implicitly and implausibly regarding all PSGML processors as constituting "a single system". MGML does not discuss the SGML declaration, and it may be that it is intended that no such declaration be needed. LA expects that the SGML declaration will be "transmitted out of band -- assumed by the sender and the receiver". If LA software receives an SGML declaration, it is to signal an error. NSGML requires the reference concrete syntax and in general restricts the document enough that no SGML declaration should be needed.]
Bas, Min, SL, TEI
LA, NSGML, PSGML
Does not apply
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