Re: [48 hour] DRAFT Last Call comment Re: [XML 1.1] Allowable element names


I was trying to explain why there was no clearl conseensus one way or the
other. I thought Al had summmed up neatly one side of the argument, and
wanted to present a skeleton of the other.

I am sorry to have been dense. (Fail WCAG 14.1 - write clearly and simply. Do
not pass go...)


On Mon, 8 Jul 2002, Rick Jelliffe wrote:

>Charles McCathieNevile <> wrote
>>> *  "no clear cut."
>> CMN But that isn't a position the group has agreed on. A thumbs-up character
>> or a smiley face is readable to a lot more people than using a non-zero
>> integer or the keyword "true", although it does present problems that require
>> resolution. But the argument is that absolute restrictions on names in XML
>> 1.1 will not be the best outcome for accessibility.
>I am confused (not uncommon!) Al's summary says "The discussion was inconclusive"
>and gives a lot of reasons where unrestricted characters can cause problems, but
>Charles is saying the opposite, that there was a conclusive decision reached that
>unrestricted characters are positively good.
>Sorry to be dense,
>Rick Jelliffe

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