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Re: Well-formed Blueberry

  • From: John Cowan <jcowan@r...>
  • To: Elliotte Rusty Harold <elharo@m...>
  • Date: Fri, 13 Jul 2001 13:37:04 -0400

Re: Well-formed Blueberry
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote:

 > I think there's a way to limit the damage this does to the existing
 > infrastructure. Whatever the eventual identifier is chosen for
 > Blueberry (version="1.1", unicode="3.1", etc.) I think it should be
 >  a *fatal error* to use this identifier in a document that does not
 >  actually use any of the newly introduced characters in an XML name
 >  somewhere.

The trouble with this scheme is that it makes generation on the fly,
particularly by separate modules, difficult.

 > In other words, if a document can be an XML 1.0 document, it must be
 >  an XML 1.0 document.

I would certainly agree that it SHOULD, but MUST seems a bit severe.

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