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Re: Last call announcement for XML 1.1

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 17:12:35 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200206192112.RAA01474@mail.reutershealth.com>
To: reagle@w3.org
Cc: Paul@w3.org, pgrosso@arbortext.com (Grosso), w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org, www-xml-blueberry-comments@w3.org

This is an unofficial response.

Joseph Reagle scripsit:

> I never understood this discrimination against numbers and wonder if there 
> was much demand to finally permit them and it was decided against? (Or 
> where did this constraint come from in the first place?)

It comes from SGML, but in general most computer languages don't allow
identifiers that begin with digits, so they don't get confused with
numbers.

> FYI: Canonical XML does not emit a version in the presumption that a 
> version-less instance is 1.0 . 

Just so.

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