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RE: minor naming point (why full names are important for archiv in g)

From: Ed Simon <ed.simon@entrust.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Sep 1999 12:30:45 -0400
Message-ID: <01E1D01C12D7D211AFC70090273D20B105E764@sothmxs06.entrust.com>
To: "''IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG ' '" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org
Tim,

Just to re-iterate for clarity...

Are you saying that to not limit their range of applications, XML-based
specifications (like XSL and XSLT) SHOULD NOT USE hyphens in names?  That if
a separator is wanted, underscores are preferable to hyphens?

Regards, Ed
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> ----------
> From: 	Tim Bray[SMTP:tbray@textuality.com]
> Sent: 	Monday, September 20, 1999 12:17 PM
> To: 	Philipp Hoschka; David Megginson
> Cc: 	Ed Simon; ''IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG ' '; chairs@w3.org
> Subject: 	Re: minor naming point (why full names are important for
> archiv in g)
> 
> At 06:07 PM 9/20/99 +0200, Philipp Hoschka wrote:
> >>  > FWIW, it turns out that using hyphens does not work very well
> >>  > when you want to specify a DOM for your language
> 
> >true if all you want is the generic XML DOM, in which case you don't
> >really need to "define a DOM for your language" - you get this for free
> >
> >not true if you want a language-specific DOM, in which case the
> >XML attributes become identifiers in whatever programming language
> >you want to use for the DOM
> 
> That was specifically why we enabled the _ as a name character in 
> XML, which by default it isn't in SGML.  I have often used the trick
> of mapping element to Java class names and so on. -Tim
> 
Received on Monday, 20 September 1999 12:31:14 GMT

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