SGML declaration for XML

Rick Jelliffe ricko at
Wed May 6 16:56:33 BST 1998

From: Rick Jelliffe <ricko at>
>My understanding is that the namespace proposal is currently not
>intending to allow ":" to prefix names, but you should ask the WG people
>for some confirmation: (Tim?)
Oops I mean I believe they are not allowing ":" to *start* names. 
    red:dog   = OK
    :dog         = not OK

Rick Jelliffe

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