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RE: [XML 1.1] Allowable element names

From: <DPawson@rnib.org.uk>
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2002 08:28:09 +0100
Message-ID: <9B66BBD37D5DD411B8CE00508B69700F024A7792@pborolocal.rnib.org.uk>
To: wai-xtech@w3.org



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ian B. Jacobs 

> My reaction to this is that:
> 
>   a) Allow anything
>   b) Suggest restraint and provide the authoring, I18N, and
>      accessibility reasons.
>   c) Don't require a schema for every XML usage.
> 
> I would like few rules and lots of persuasive rationale.

Rationale to support option B.
An eyes free user working with an XML document using audio output
needs to be able to comprehend the element or attribute name.

If using a soft braille output method, it is highly unlikely
that symbols (the chess piece example) would be accessible to the user.

I strongly object to the end user having to do a pre-translation
prior to having any access to the XML document.

Hence my support for the 'characters in a single language' option.

regards DaveP

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