About sml and internationalization

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Sun Nov 28 11:27:34 GMT 1999

>I am thinking about the issue to with allowing/disallowing
>sets of Unicode characters in element type names as per XML
>If SML has very few special tokens
>e.g. "<", "&" and whitespace, what would happen
>if any character outside this teeny weeny set is
>allowed in an element type name.
>I don't know enough about Unicode to say. I am
>thinking about the problem of allowing arbitrary
>Unicode in element type names yet side-stepping
>the parser name validation tables.

Looks like we are on the same trail of thought.
I just started a new thread on this very topic.

I am thinking that it might not be a bad idea to
let arbitrary characters in names and use the
SML/XML interoperability guideline document to warn
people away from the illegal XML name characters.
They can use XML parsers to confirm interoperability.

This drops the cost of supporting i18n names fairly


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