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Re: On the abolishment of IDs (Re: IDs - make them case sensitive)

From: Joe English <joe@trystero.art.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jun 1997 19:56:04 PDT
Message-Id: <9706290256.AA11651@trystero.art.com>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org, "Dave Peterson" <davep@acm.org>


> > >I currently can do it, by adding ":/?;" to the NAMECHAR.

[Dave Peterson <davep@acm.org>]

> > Do that and you can't use "/>" to end a tag.

[Rick Jelliffe <ricko@allette.com.au>]
>
> No, I think, because
>
> 1) all attribute value specs in XML have to be quoted
> 2) the longest delimiter rule in SGML will mean that a /> is
> recognised correctly (I am not suggesting that ">" should be
> a valid name character :-)

But NAME tokens are also parsed with the leftmost-longest rule,
so "<IMG/>" would be scanned as STAGO, NAME "IMG/", TAGC
if "/" were a NAMECHAR.


--Joe English

  joe@art.com
Received on Saturday, 28 June 1997 22:56:09 EDT

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