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Effective XML: 50 Specific Ways to Improve Your XML by Elliotte Rusty Harold

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New Characters in XML Names

XML 1.1 expands the set of characters allowed in XML names (that is, element names, attribute names, entity names, ID-type attribute values, and so forth) to allow characters that were not defined in Unicode 2.0, the version that was extant when XML 1.0 was first defined. Unicode 2.0 is fully adequate to cover the needs of markup in English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Arabic, Turkish, Hebrew, Farsi, Thai, Hindi, and most other languages you're likely to be familiar with as well as several thousand you aren't. However, Unicode 2.0 did miss a few important living languages including Mongolian, Yi, Cambodian, Amharic, Dhivehi, and Burmese, so if you want to write your markup in ...

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