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Re: Just a Little Explanaton for Veering (RE: Blueberry/Unicode/ XML)

Don Park scripsit:

> They have tinkered with Chinese-enabled Forth and
> other languages, but they have accepted limitations of C, Java, and Perl
> without any significant complaint.  

Java has approximately the same identifier rules as XML.
C99 allows any character north of ~ in identifiers.
Perl 5.6 AFAIK is still ASCII-only.

> Why is it such an issue in XML names?

Markup != programming.

John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
One art/there is/no less/no more/All things/to do/with sparks/galore
	--Douglas Hofstadter