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Re: Final comments, mostly editorial

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Per Bothner scripsit:

> Right now SRFI-107's syntax for xml-constructor is a superset of the
> corresponding syntax for XML. That would no longer be true if we required
> ">" to be always quoted.

True.  So align SRFI-107 with XML.  It makes the definition a hair
longer, but nobody said XML was a trivial standard.

> I'm inclined to think you're right, but I don't see any benefit in
> adding a restriction to prohibit "SRFI 109 constructs" in attribute values
> - it would seem to make the rules and syntax more complicated, just to
> reduce flexibility, without any obvious benefit.

I'm primarily concerned that, when translated into actual XML, it won't
have the effects that people think it will have.  

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