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Re: question about reserved names

From: C. M. Sperberg-McQueen <cmsmcq@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2003 07:55:35 -0600
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To: "Peter F. Patel-Schneider" <pfps@research.bell-labs.com>
Cc: xml-editor@w3.org

At 2003-06-06 07:40, Peter F. Patel-Schneider wrote:

> >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.

As I recall it, the intent was to make XmLxxx a reserved name.
Perhaps the sentence would be clearer if "or any string" was
replaced with the words "or with any string".

Michael Sperberg-McQueen
Received on Thursday, 12 June 2003 09:58:15 UTC

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