General comments on parsers (was [NEW] AElfred)

David Megginson ak117 at
Wed Dec 10 22:00:26 GMT 1997

Peter Murray-Rust writes:

 > There are 3 possibilities:
 > 	7 chars (AElfred)
 > 	6 chars (<ligature>lfred)
 > 	5 chars (lfred)
 > I think you need to standardise on ONE! 

Just for clarification, the proper name is "Ælfred" (with an AE
ligature at the start), but that will not come through older mailers;
the ASCII transliteration is "AElfred", but the point of the AE
ligature is that XML is not limited to ASCII (though many people's
e-mail is).  The unimaginative Java class name is
com.microstar.xml.XmlParser, so there's no problem with ligatures

We could type &AElig;lfred, but we'd scare away the Java hackers.

All the best,


David Megginson                 ak117 at
Microstar Software Ltd.         dmeggins at

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