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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 05 Aug 1998 10:30:15 -0400
Charles Frankston wrote:
> Yes, a syntax virtually identical to yours, that allowed multiple namespace
> declarations in a single attribute was considered. The resulting syntactic
> problems swayed the WG away from that approach. (Some of the issues -- you
> now need an internal quoting mechanism, or a careful proscription on the
> legal characters in a URI, in order to allow proper separation of the pairs.
> It gets even messier to come up with a syntax to declare the default
Space (0x20) is clearly proscribed in both URIs and NCNames, and could
have been used. (Indeed, I am leaning toward using it in the next
version of NamespaceFilter.) In addition, a chosen non-ASCII character,
perhaps represented by a numeric entity reference, would have done the
trick, since URIs only allow ASCII in the external representation,
and Names allow only a small subset of the full Unicode repertoire.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
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You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
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