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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXML and &

Original Message From: "Michael Kay"

>> I agree that < & " and ' need to be kept from a 
>> usability point of view.
> Only if we're constrained by compatibility and tradition. If we were 
> starting anew, It would be easy to define it so there is only one special 
> character, namely <, which could be escaped by doubling it. Then perhaps 
> use <10> or <0xA> for numeric character references, and <&mdash> for named 
> entity references (if we think we need them).

Or use \ and be compatible with the tradition in the rest of the programming 
world :-)

<example attr="He said, \"Stop\"">
    Now & then he pressed the \\key instead of the \< key</example>


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