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Re: Shortrefs fatally flawed

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 02 Oct 1996 15:10:52 -0400
Message-Id: <1.5.4.32.19961002191052.00855304@csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 01:58 PM 10/2/96 -0400, David G. Durand"  (David G. Durand wrote:
>Yes, but how would feel about a compiler that said you can't use the
>variable name "i" because it's needed to keep FORTRAN compatibility. It's
>bad because it's an ad-hoc restriction with no internal justification in
>terms of the structure of XML. (We're not using the RCS for names anyway,
>if I understood the internationalization thread). I suppose we add some XML
>non-NAMECHAR to the SGML delcaration, and use that in the element name.
>Since that only makes the converted SGML ugly, I don't have a problem with
>it.

So can we create an element named <">?

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 2 October 1996 15:15:56 UTC

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