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   Re: [xml-dev] Character Entities: An XML Core WG View

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Tim Bray wrote:
> You could even revise the syntax rules of XML 1.0 slightly to allow 
> spaces in entity names &#LOWERCASE PHI; - no spaces or underscores!

Ugh! Are spaces in in entity names normalized by the parser?
(Note indentation, just for fun)
This will cause endless discussions whether this impairs performance
too much, increases complexity unduly and so on.
OTOH, if you allow only exactly one U+0020, then unsuspecting
user *will* be trapped by automatic line wrapping.

Let's stick with the rules we have.



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