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Re: Comment on XML 1.0 5th edition

From: Henry S. Thompson <ht@inf.ed.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 01 Oct 2008 17:37:05 +0100
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: xml-editor@w3.org
Message-ID: <f5bej30i85q.fsf@hildegard.inf.ed.ac.uk>

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Eric van der Vlist writes:

> It seems to me that by also changing the name production used by
> ID/IDREF/IDREFs in DTDs XML 1.0 5th edition can cause incompatibility
> issues since documents that are invalid per XML 1.0 4th edition can
> become valid per XML 1.0 5th edition.

Thank you for pointing this out.

The XML Core WG have agreed to extend a paragraph in the Status of this
Document section so that it will read:

  This document is a W3C Recommendation. This fifth edition is
  <emph>not</emph> a new version of XML. As a convenience to readers,
  it incorporates the changes dictated by the accumulated errata
  (available at http://www.w3.org/XML/xml-V10-4e-errata.html) to the
  Fourth Edition of XML 1.0, dated 16 August 2006.  In particular,
  erratum [E09] relaxes the restrictions on element and attribute
  names, thereby providing in XML 1.0 the major end user benefit
  currently achievable only by using XML 1.1.  As a consequence, many
  possible documents which were not well-formed according to previous
  editions of this specification are now well-formed, and previously
  invalid documents using the newly-allowed name characters in, for
  example, ID attributes, are now valid.

Please let us know if this addresses your concern.

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