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XML 1.0 5th Edition

From: Lofton Henderson <lofton@rockynet.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Apr 2009 17:17:46 -0600
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To: WebCGM WG <public-webcgm-wg@w3.org>
Cc: "Forrest Carpenter (E-mail)" <forrest@sdicgm.com>,Ulrich Läsche (E-mail) <ulrich@cgmtech.de>, Robert Orosz <roboro@auto-trol.com>
[...From Rob, forwarded to the W3C Working Group as requested....]

XML 1.0, 5th Edition incorporates the accumulated errata to XML 1.0, 4th

This is the really "meaty" erratum against the 4th Edition.


This erratum relaxes restrictions on the character repertoire of XML names.
The upshot is that the BNF productions (e.g. Letter, BaseChar) in Appendix B
"are now orphaned and not used anymore in determining name characters."

We should discuss this, but I think it is harmless to WebCGM. In particular,
I don't think we ever refer directly to Appendix B when we need to refer to
the character repertoire of XML names, but we refer instead to section 2.3.
For example, does this.


Note that although the text mentions XML 1.0, fourth edition, the links in
fact navigate to the third edition.

Also note that previous restrictions on the beginning character of an XML
name are still in place; e.g. a name (still) cannot begin with an ASCII


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