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characters with both precomposed and base diacritic forms) match only if they have the same representation in both strings. (Of strings and rules in the grammar:) A string matches a grammatical production if it belongs to the language generated by that production.
(Of content and content models:) An element matches its declaration when it conforms in the fashion described in the constraint [VC: Element Valid].] [Definition: Marks a sentence describing a non-binding recommendation included to increase the chances that XML documents can be processed by the existing installed base of SGML processors which predate the Web SGML Adaptations Annex to ISO 8879.] [Definition: A data object is an XML document if it is well-formed, as defined in this specification.
Copyright © 2008 The Extensible Markup Language (XML) is a subset of SGML that is completely described in this document.
Its goal is to enable generic SGML to be served, received, and processed on the Web in the way that is now possible with HTML.
This enhances the functionality and interoperability of the Web.
This section describes the status of this document at the time of its publication. A list of current W3C publications and the latest revision of this technical report can be found in the W3C technical reports index at Dan Connolly served as the Working Group's contact with the W3C.The design goals for XML are: for language identification tags), provides all the information necessary to understand XML Version 1.0 and construct computer programs to process it.The errata list for this fifth edition is available at A Test Suite is maintained to help assessing conformance to this specification.
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