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Re: Don't Connect the Dots

From: John Cowan <jcowan@-------------.--->
To: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <clbullar@----.--->, "xml-dev@---.---" <-------@---.--->
Date: 6/16/2000 1:21:00 PM
"Bullard, Claude L (Len)" wrote:
> Somewhere in my dim memory I recall an
> argument about using periods in generic
> identifers and why that is a bad thing
> in XML while not forbidden.  Can someone
> please enlighten me with an explanation or URL
> to this notion?

The only argument I know of is that some people like to map GIs
into programming language identifiers, which often do not cope with
dots.  Same story with hyphens.


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