Attribute question

Paul Prescod papresco at
Sat Apr 18 16:37:16 BST 1998

The ^ symbol means exclude characters in this set. So [^"] means
anything other than a ". 

> Is this a valid attribute:
> <EATERY Name='Sam^'s Bagel-O-Rama'/>

No. The ^ is not an escape character. It has no special meaning in XML
documents *at all*. It is just used in the notation of the XML
specification itself. Production 10 says that you can't include single
quote chars in attribute values delimited by single quote characters
unless you encode the with entities.
 Paul Prescod  -

"Journalism is good if you follow the rules. Don't allow the human 
rights groups to spoil your profession" 
    - Col. Godwin Ugbo of the  Nigerian military dictatorship

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