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Re: [closed] Re: buglet in syntax / test cases

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 19:04:31 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030604.190431.125107269.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: b.fallenstein@gmx.de
Cc: dave.beckett@bristol.ac.uk, www-rdf-comments@w3.org

From: Benja Fallenstein <b.fallenstein@gmx.de>
Subject: Re: [closed] Re: buglet in syntax / test cases
Date: Wed, 04 Jun 2003 23:21:25 +0200

> 
> Hi Peter,
> 
> Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:
> >>From http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml, Section 2.3
> > 
> > 	[Definition: A Name is .... Names beginning with the string "xml",
> > 	or any string which would match (('X' | 'x') ('M' | 'm') ('L' |
> > 	'l')), are reserved for standardization in this or future versions
> > 	of this specification.]
> > 
> > Hmm.  I guess, then that the name XMLnewname is not reserved.  Strange.
> 
> You can read this as: "Names beginning with (the string "xml" or any 
> string which would match...)," i.e. 'beginning with the string "xml" or 
> *with* any string which would match'. I think amongst the possible 
> interpretations, this is the most reasonable one.
> 
> - Benja

I view this reading as a mangling of the English language.  (But then what
do I know, coming from Canada?)


peter
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