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question about reserved names

From: Peter F. Patel-Schneider <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Date: Fri, 06 Jun 2003 09:40:47 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <20030606.094047.38500701.pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
To: xml-editor@w3.org

From http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml, Section 2.3

	[Definition: A Name is .... Names beginning with the string "xml",
	or any string which would match (('X' | 'x') ('M' | 'm') ('L' |
	'l')), are reserved for standardization in this or future versions
	of this specification.]

I am finding it difficult to parse this definition.

It is obvious that xmlxxx is a reserved name, as is XmL.  Is, however,
XmLxxx a reserved name?  The definition can be read in two ways, one that
indicates that it is and one that indicates that it is not.

Peter F. Patel-Schneider
Bell Labs Research
Lucent Technologies
Received on Friday, 6 June 2003 09:40:57 UTC

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