Re: Embedding HTML tags into XML

Subject: Re: Embedding HTML tags into XML
From: David Carlisle <davidc@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 16:54:34 +0100 (BST)
>   > Can HTML tags be embedded into an XML document?

>   Only if they're well formed -- for example you need to convert <br> to
>   <br /> and make sure things like <li> blah </li> are properly matched.

>   Alternatively, you can escape the less-than and greater than characters
>   with &lt; and &gt;, but this looks ugly and is best avoided if you can.

But those two altenatives do entirely diferent things.

If the intention was to have elements from the HTML namespace within
the XML then you have to do the former, and the latter would not work.

If the intention is to be able to discus html tags as text, as in `use a
<br> element to force a line break' then you have to do the latter and
the former would not work.


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