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Basic question on XML Naming conventions
Joined: Dec 08, 2007
Sep 27, 2010 11:48:16
It is said that element names cannot start with the
"xml" (or "XML", "Xml", etc). If an instance violates this rule, does it give an error when trying to parse the xml document?
I intentionally violated the rule and tried opening the xml document using the browser and it did not give me any error.
Browser : Internet Explorer 6.0
Someone please enlighten me.
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Joined: Mar 22, 2000
Sep 27, 2010 13:45:56
Browsers are notoriously lax about tags. Try the standard Java library and report back to the class.
Java Resources at
It is sorta covered in the
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