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Re: Slight change to XMLDecl productions...

From: Gavin Nicol <gtn@ebt.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 1997 10:07:55 -0500
Message-Id: <199701211507.KAA01012@nathaniel.ebt>
To: murata@apsdc.ksp.fujixerox.co.jp
CC: w3c-sgml-wg@www10.w3.org
>>Currently "S" is defined with ideographic space as a component. As
>>ideographic space is *not* part of ASCII, I would recommend using a
>>production other than "S" as the separator in the XMLdecl; something
>>limited to just space and tabs (though it will be easy for authors in
>>Japan to make a mistake here, it's probably a reasonable tradeoff).
>I don't quite understand your point.  Could you give a little more details?

Sure. We don't want to allow zenkaku space in the header because it
will complicate parsing of the header, though this will make it
easier for Japanese users to make illegal XML files.

I have seen many Japanese users accidentally put zenkaku space into
places where it was illegal according to the SGML declaration they
were using. They got many erros that were *hard* for them to

BTW. How is KSP? I used to work there a few years ago on the 6th

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