question: where is the colon in processing instruction names

Arthur Rother arthur.rother at
Wed May 19 12:56:50 BST 1999


In one of the XML-DEV posted messages it says, that colons
are not allowed in processing instruction names.
The XML parser in IE5 does not allow colons in processing
names. But I could not find anything in
The question is, is it allowed, and if not, why?
This is probably discussed allready, but I could not find
more as the one message mentioned.


Arthur Rother

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