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Re: [xml-dev] query on defining xml tags


An XML Name cannot begin with a number.

From the XML 1.0 Specs at http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/ (or see the formal definition at http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml-20060816/#IDANQDS or in the off-chance you are trying to use XML 1.1, at http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml11-20060816/#IDAKUDS ):
A Name is a token beginning with a letter or one of a few punctuation characters, and continuing with letters, digits, hyphens, underscores, colons, or full stops, together known as name characters.] Names beginning with the string "xml", or with any string which would match (('X'|'x') ('M'|'m') ('L'|'l')), are reserved for standardization in this or future versions of this specification.


The Namespaces in XML Recommendation [XML Names] assigns a meaning to names containing colon characters. Therefore, authors should not use the colon in XML names except for namespace purposes, but XML processors must accept the colon as a name character.

best wishes,

Senthil Nathan wrote:
587d37680709052308w6f0b590bp90e2ffb5e7b0e8f4@mail.gmail.com" type="cite">
This is a very basic question on defining xml tags. I'm not sure if
this is the right forum to ask.

Anyway, <1-1>data</1-1> Is this not the proper syntax for xml tags as
per the XML standards. I could parse the xml tags <if1-1>data</if1-1>,
but not the previous one. I would like to know about this.



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