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Do we need a name-escaping spec?

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 11:19:53 +0000
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I've now seen three escaping schemes for turning (mostly) arbitrary
strings into XML names:
 1) Microsoft has one for serialising arbitrary RDB data (column names);
 2) MarkLogic have a JSON->XML mapping (field names);
 3) Alain Coulthard (XSLTForms) ditto.

They are all different, in uninteresting ways.

Should we consider at least a WG Note recommending one of these, or
some other approach, as a Best Practice?

ht [ from XML Prague ]
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