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Re: [xml-dev] How to represent P/E correctly?

At 2010-07-05 15:22 -0400, ycao5@scs.carleton.ca wrote:
>     I have a basic question for xml and xslt. The xml element node
>name contains a "/".

This is not possible.  The XML syntax does not support the use of "/" 
in name tokens.  Please see:


>For example, an xml element node
>(price-to-earnings ratio) is represented as P/E. The xml parser will
>throw an exception for "/" follows P.

As it should.

>How to correctly represent the tag name containing "/"?

That is not possible because it isn't correct.

You might consider using a name like <P2E> since it is not legal 
syntax to write <P/E>.

I hope this helps.

. . . . . . Ken

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