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   RE: [xml-dev] Some comments on the 1.1 draft

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> XPath and probably some other languages rely on digits not being
> name starts for their tokenizing.  Compare a[b] and a[1].
> I think it would be a mistake to change the name-start status of any
> of the standard ASCII characters.
I have been looking forward to the day when we could break away from the ASCII legacy and start using characters such as

 §, ¬, ×, ÷, ∑, and ∩

as operators in our programming languages (and hopefully, as characters in our email). I hope XML 1.1 will not kill these hopes.

Mike Kay


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