Re: Syntax

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Wed, 10 January 2007 16:31 UTC

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Frank Ellermann schrieb:
> Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
>  
>> Allow UTF-8 in both quoted and unquoted identifiers.
> 
> This is horrible.  If folks want XML 1.1 they know where to find it.

What does this have to do with XML 1.1? Or with XML at all?

> It's a specification language for state machines.  It should work
> with any parser on any platform, including MS DOS before 3.2 or
> the BASIC interpreter written by Bill Gates 198? under CP/M. :-(

Where did you get that requirement from?

Anyway, if the language allows textual content (such as comments), it 
should better handle non-ASCII characters. And the simplest way to do 
that is to base it on Unicode, and to require UTF-8 as encoding.

Best regards, Julian

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