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css1 namespace

From: Donna Converse <converse@netscape.com>
Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 22:43:52 -0800
Message-ID: <330AA127.2781@netscape.com>
To: CSS1 fans <www-style@w3.org>

Why is the yen sign allowed as a character in an ID name under CSS1 
-- but not the dollar sign?

Why is the paragraph sign allowed as a character in an ID name, but not
the '.' dot?

Why would the registered trademark sign be allowed, but not underscore?

I imagine the reasoning behind this strange exclusion and inclusion was
simplification of reference to the "second half" of the Latin-1
set and not more than that.

Anyone else interested in changing the set that is implemented to
underscore?   Without escaping it?

Donna Converse
Received on Wednesday, 19 February 1997 01:43:54 UTC

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