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Re: XML Blueberry
- From: Vincent-Olivier Arsenault <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 21 Jun 2001 18:02:53 -0400
At 05:18 PM 6/21/01, John Cowan wrote:
>Vincent-Olivier Arsenault wrote:
>>Well mmm, not enough I'd say : why is there a need for so many character
>>classes and DERIVATION rules (http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#CharClasses)?
>Most of that is descriptional baggage. XML really only needs
>to characterize each character as:
> legal in names
> legal as the first character of a name
> not legal at all.
I think that's a forward incompatible way of seeing things, why not,
instead, think in terms of reserved characters and escape sequences (<
&, etc.). Or better, having ABSOLUTELY (new) reserved characters and
not bother about that at all (leave it ALL to UNICODE)! Yeah that's more
complicated, yet it IS feasible with a reasonable level of cooperation from
UNICODE (I'm sure they can manage that).