[xX][mM][lL] is reserved
Spec issue: Section 2.3 paragraph 3: "A Name is a token beginning with a letter or one of a few punctuation characters, and continuing with letters, digits, hyphens, underscores, colons, or full stops, together known as name characters. Names beginning with the string "xml", or any string which wouild match (('x' | 'X')('m' | 'M') ('l' | 'L')) are reserved for standardization in this or future versions of this specification". Currently MSXML disallows "xml" from being used as a "namespace", for example: "xml:foo" since this seems to be the way the XML spec is heading with "xml:space" and "xml:lang". So is the above paragraph just a little too restrictive and should it include the colon ? If not then the following very common XML example is illegal: <XML> This is a test. </XML> Tim Bray's web site (http://www.xml.com/axml/axml.html) says explicitly that "xmlu" is an illegal name, but James Clark's expat seems to allow this ?? Can the XML spec gurus clarify this paragraph ? Thanks. Chris Lovett. xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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