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Re: Call the question!

From: Sam Hunting <sam_hunting@yahoo.com>
Date: Mon, 22 May 2000 13:24:43 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <20000522202443.25491.qmail@web3002.mail.yahoo.com>
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>, xml-uri@w3.org

> Is there any plan to make a full sanity check (at least) on all the
> W3C XML recommendations and WD ?

The XML 1.0 spec says:

Note: The colon character within XML names is reserved for
experimentation with name spaces. Its meaning is expected to be
standardized at some future point, at which point those documents using
the colon for experimental purposes may need to be updated. (There is
no guarantee that any name-space mechanism adopted for XML will in fact
use the colon as a name-space delimiter.) In practice, this means that
authors should not use the colon in XML names except as part of
name-space experiments, but that XML processors should accept the colon
as a name character

This portion of the XML 1.0 specification has not been subject to any
errata or editorial change. If the sanity check is completed, perhaps
there should be an addendum to the XML 1.0 spec saying that the period
of experimentation is at an end.


<? "To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life."
    -- Ludwig Wittgenstein, Philosophical Investigations ?>

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