Announcement: Typeful [x]html combinators -- pre-release 0

Jon Fairbairn jon.fairbairn at
Tue Jan 8 11:32:26 EST 2008

Mattias Bengtsson <moonlite at> writes:

> On Tue, 2008-01-08 at 10:31 +0000, Jon Fairbairn wrote:
>> Thanks for finding that (I do hate the way that the W3C
>> issues proper formal definitions of things but makes the
>> informal one the normative one); [...]
> Yes this is really frustrating. 


> I think the schema is supposed to enforce nesting restrictions. At least
> that's how i interpret paragraph 1.3[1] in the Note. It doesn't seem to
> be able to enforce everything though (eg. the legend example in 1.3).

You may be right. The schema is not the easiest thing in the
world to read (whoever said that it was strange how people
who complained for years that lisp had too many brackets now
endorse XML had it right), but I think the "content model
for exclusions" parts cover this.

Jón Fairbairn                                 Jon.Fairbairn at

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