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- From: Peter Murray-Rust <email@example.com>
- To: Rick Jelliffe <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
- Date: Fri, 28 Nov 1997 08:43:09
At 16:27 28/11/97 +1100, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>> From: Peter Murray-Rust <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> I assume there is no short cut...
>On the contrary, there *IS* a short cut: the most obvious one!
>Just treat the name as a token (i.e. terminated by whitespace or >,
>or any other delimiter if you want to be careful). Any valid XML will
>work with just that!
I think I had a brownout over this. I thought that it could be difficult to
find the balancing semicolon without scanning the NameChars. But rereading
the spec (e.g. 2.4) convinces me that there isn't a problem. [Perhaps I
thought that AT&T was now legal in PCDATA. I'm glad it isn't :-)]
But since the text is being *edited* it's probably a good thing to run
isNameChar() over new entities, tagNames, etc. JUMBO can just about think
as quickly as a human typing in.
But I think we need IckyLookup as a communal resource :-)
Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
VSMS http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/vsms, Virtual Hyperglossary
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