Re: What are allowable property URIs?

Gabe Beged-Dov <> wrote:

> As far as I can tell, there isn't an operational need for a qname to
> have a non-empty local-part.

Unfortunately, this is in violation of the XML names spec:

    QName     ::=     (Prefix ':')? LocalPart
    NCName    ::=     (Letter | '_') (NCNameChar)*

I'm no BNF expert but I think this means that a qname must start with at
least one letter (or an underscore).

However, you're right -- it does work in most parsers.

[ Aaron Swartz | | ]

Received on Wednesday, 14 February 2001 21:53:36 UTC