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   RE: [xml-dev] Need Help: Creating XML Tag with ":"

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  • To: "Matt Gushee" <mgushee@havenrock.com>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] Need Help: Creating XML Tag with ":"
  • From: "Dare Obasanjo" <dareo@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Oct 2002 09:53:53 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcJ/G0qBouafRrqUT+GnmH4fBmsr/gAWJeXA
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] Need Help: Creating XML Tag with ":"

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Gushee [mailto:mgushee@havenrock.com] 
> Sent: Monday, October 28, 2002 11:17 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
>   1) Go ahead and use your markup with colons, but don't call it XML, 
>      and don't expect XML parsers to be able to process it (I guess
>      you'll have to write your own parser); or

XML 1.0 allows colons in names. It's the Namespaces in XML
recommendation that does not [without an explicit namespace
declaration]. Satish can look for an XML parser that either does not
support the XML namespaces or allows one to turn off support for this

>   2) Use a different separator instead of a colon. Hyphens or periods
>      would work.

That is another feature. 

When in doubt, ignore it.                

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