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[Moderator Action] Re: minor naming point (why full names are important for archiv in g)

From: by way of <tbray@textuality.com>
Date: Wed, 22 Sep 1999 16:32:46 -0400
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To: "IETF/W3C XML-DSig WG" <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
At 06:07 PM 9/20/99 +0200, Philipp Hoschka wrote:
>>  > FWIW, it turns out that using hyphens does not work very well
>>  > when you want to specify a DOM for your language

>true if all you want is the generic XML DOM, in which case you don't
>really need to "define a DOM for your language" - you get this for free
>not true if you want a language-specific DOM, in which case the
>XML attributes become identifiers in whatever programming language
>you want to use for the DOM

That was specifically why we enabled the _ as a name character in 
XML, which by default it isn't in SGML.  I have often used the trick
of mapping element to Java class names and so on. -Tim
Received on Wednesday, 22 September 1999 16:32:49 UTC

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