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Re: Revised SGML Declaration for XML 1.0

From: Paul Grosso <paul@arbortext.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 1997 08:54:41 -0500
Message-Id: <3.0.32.19970627085429.0075cfe0@pophost.arbortext.com>
To: <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
I can't decode all the numbers given for the name start characters,
but from the comments below, it looks like you've added _ and : to
name characters but not namestart characters.

Now this is precisely what I want, but my understanding was that the
ERB decided to add _ and : to namestart characters too.  (Why?  I see
no reason to want to add _ or : to namestart characters, and it just
so happens some tools [e.g., Adept] make use of an initial _ character
to denote internally reserved names, so at least for the present, we
will not be allowing _ as a namestart character.)  I'd be pleased to 
hear I'm wrong and _ and : are NOT allowable namestart characters,
but I wonder if someone can confirm the current decision.

paul

At 21:35 1997 06 27 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>Here is a revised SGML declaration for XML 1.0.  

>
>* ":" and "_" are allowed in names. 
>

>                
>             NAMECHAR
>                "."   -- Suggestion: properties e.g. "dog.collar"   --
>                "-"   -- Suggestion: selectors  e.g. "iso8859-1"    --
>                "_"   -- Suggestion: spaces     e.g. "last_cat"     --
>                ":"   -- Suggestion: namespace  e.g. "cals::table"  --
>                183 720 721 1600  3654 3782 8204-8207 
>                12293 12337-12341 12443-12446 12540-12542  
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