question: where is the colon in processing instruction names
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Wed May 19 16:58:44 BST 1999
Arthur Rother wrote:
> The question is, is [colon in PI targets] allowed, and if not, why?
> This is probably discussed allready, but I could not find
> more as the one message mentioned.
Not allowed, because colons are allowed only in element and
attribute names. There is a note near the end of XML-Namespaces
explaining this. (Of course they are allowed in vanilla XML 1.0
without namespaces, but they are discouraged, unless you are
experimenting with a namespace mechanism other than XML-Namespaces.)
The mechanism for mapping PI targets to URIs is a notation declaration,
as explained in XML-Rec.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan cowan at ccil.org
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