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   Re: [xml-dev] Attribute values: double quote vs. single quote

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Oleg Dulin scripsit:

> XML supports both foo="bar" and foo='bar' . Is there a reason for this, 
> other than helping with things like foo='"' or foo="'" ?

One obvious point is that the anglophone community is divided in whether
it prefers " or ' as the main quotation mark.  Non-anglophones often prefer
other quotation marks, but they weren't being heard when SGML was
devised, and nobody thought of this as an internationalization issue
when XML was devised.

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