Subject: Re: [xsl] Transformation of|
From: Dimitre Novatchev <dnovatchev@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2005 23:07:16 +1100
On Fri, 11 Feb 2005 13:31:29 +0200, Emmanouil Batsis <Emmanouil.Batsis@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > news@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote: > > >Hello List, > > > >I have the following XML in form of a variable: > > > >input: > ><XML> > > <item>vlue</item> > > <item>%special value%</item> > > <item>vlue</item> > > <item>%special value%</item> > > <unkown_items/> > > <unkown_items/> > ></XML> > > > > > > I dont think that's XML as no element name can begin with 'XML'. Not exactly true. The XML Spec says: "Names beginning with the string "xml", or with any string which would match (('X'|'x') ('M'|'m') ('L'|'l')), are reserved for standardization in this or future versions of this specification." http://w3.org/TR/2004/REC-xml-20040204/#sec-common-syn Reserved does not meen invalid or forbidden. The meaning is: "You can still use such names but you have been warned. Some nice day you'll wake up to find that the nice name "xmlns2" you used has been given exclusively to "XML Namespaces -- 2" and your source xml documents have suddenly changed their meaning". This is not something to argue about as anyone can try and see for themselves that an XML parser allow the use of such names.. Cheers, Dimitre Novatchev.