Re: back to XML: The "You Babe" problem
> The XML spec as written would allow all of the following:
> &u-babe; &U-babe; &u-BABE; &u-bABe
This was the reason for suggesting that function characters be used
a) Function characters are case-insensitive, unlike entities.
b) These are really character references, and &#u-babe; looks more
like a character reference than &u-babe;, so is easier for users.
c) Since the syntax is fixed, using up the function character
namespace is not a problem at all, unlike using up the entity
Christopher R. Maden One Richmond Square
DynaText SIT Technical Support Providence, RI 02906 USA
Inso Corporation +1.401.421.9550 (voice)
Electronic Publishing Solutions Division +1.401.521.2030 (facsimile)