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RE: Blueberry/Unicode/XML

At 7:27 PM -0400 7/11/01, HUGHES,MARK (Non-HP-FtCollins,ex1) wrote:

>   Right.  If XML is to be modified for this, it should be done once
>and only once.  Allowing all but syntax-specific characters is the
>simplest and best way to do that, with the minimum amount of argument
>over what is and is not a "reasonable" character to put in a name.

There's a lot of nasty stuff hiding in the bowels of Unicode that will cause problems if it isn't specifically considered and rejected. For example, would really want to allow an em space as an element name? How about the zero-width non-joiner? or the right-to-left mark? There are good reasons to limit XML names to Unicode name characters. 

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