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   Re: quotes in canonical forms

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  • From: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>
  • To: Richard Tobin <richard@cogsci.ed.ac.uk>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 20:46:25 -0800

Richard Tobin wrote:
> In http://www.oasis-open.org/committees/xmltest/sun/cxml.html,
> the second and third canonical forms have
> PubidLiteral ::= '"' PubidChar* '"'
> SystemLiteral ::= '"' [^"]* '"'
> The literals are quoted with double quotes.  But in (eg)
> sun/valid/out/sa04.xml the output has single quotes:
> <!NOTATION bar SYSTEM 'file:/dev/tty'>
> Which is canonical?

It'd appear that that draft is wrong, and single quotes
should be used, eh?  :-)

As for how these relate to the W3C canonical form stuff,
I should read that document; it wasn't clear from looking
at its requirements that it was intended to support apps
such as conformance testing.

- Dave

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