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Bryan Rasmussen wrote:
> basically I figure it's theoretical, in java which has a lot of databinding
> tools a hyphen is not a proper character in an identifier. I would hope that a
> databinding tool would have taken this into account and made a workaround (I
> seem to remember that Castor handles it) But maybe that is me being optimistic
> and anyway the requirements of naming standards are often based on what
> theoretical problems.
> consider the even worse scenario of element names with . in them. Not only
> possible databinding headaches, but I suppose css headaches as well if someone
> wanted to style the xml via that technology.
> XMI must be a headache for someone.
It is somewhat a pain when using XSL (v1.0, as that is what I know) to
string manipulation to convert to valid variable names. I don't have
problems with underscores. Dashes in element names look more attractive
to me, however.