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  • From: Richard Light <richard@light.demon.co.uk>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 10 Dec 1997 22:26:57 +0000


I notice that the current draft has switched the case of the XML
declaration and its arguments to lower case:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>

Now that case is significant, this presumably matters.  Is there a
particular reason for this?  Other PIs will have a PItarget where 'xml'
sits, and this isn't constrained to be any particular case.  Wouldn't it
be kinder to make it '<?' ('XML'|'xml') ... ?!

(The DTD declarations (<!ELEMENT, etc.) remain in upper case, presumably
for compatibility with what SGML systems produce.)


Richard Light
SGML/XML and Museum Information Consultancy

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