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   Re: Dinky little XML and XSL GIFs for web pages?

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  • From: jeisen <eisen@pobox.com>
  • To: Sean Brown <sean@westcar.com>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 1999 17:29:07 -0400

Sean Brown wrote:

> Hi all..
> I created 2 xml logos in the spirit of this thread for you to consider.
> They are both very lightweight and are exactly the same proportion as the
> other w3c buttons referenced in the original post.
> The images are located at:
> http://www.javanet.com/~sbrown/xml/
> There is a feedback form and mini-poll there as well.
> -Sean

This is nice eye candy, but I have a strong suggestion for all. Please DO NOT create any
materials whether graphics, documents, books, articles, software or otherwise that furthers
the confusion about XML declarations. Section 2.8 of the XML spec is clear that the
declaration is lower case, i.e. <?xml version="1.0"?>

While the graphics are not XML declarations, they do imply that one should use an uppercase
XML as the root element of a document. This may confuse new users who would be tempted to do
<?XML version="1.0"?>

Am I anal retentive? Yes I am. And so is XML when it comes to syntax. This very thing also
causes problems for new users of XML who are used to forgiving HTML parsers.


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