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Re: [xml-dev] Some comments on the 1.1 draft

From: Richard Tobin <richard@------.--.--.-->
To: xml-dev@-----.---.---
Date: 12/17/2001 12:35:00 AM
>13. What's wrong with ASCII digits as name start chars, given
>    that all sorts of other digits are going in?

XPath and probably some other languages rely on digits not being
name starts for their tokenizing.  Compare a[b] and a[1].

I think it would be a mistake to change the name-start status of any
of the standard ASCII characters.

-- Richard


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