Re: XML and ISO 10646 planes beyond the BMP

From: Liam Quin (
Date: Sun Aug 17 1997 - 16:36:13 EDT

Christian Wittern wrote:
> I'm not an SGML expert, but in the SGML-Handbook, on p346 numbers are
> introduced as a special case of a name token. On p 347 it is stated
> explicitly stated that the length of numbers thus is limited by the
> NAMELEN, which defaults to 8, but can be overriden (and usually is)
> in the SGML-declaration. So where is the problem?

The SGML declaration always uses the reference concrete syntax.
Hence, the NAMELEN declaration that occurs later therein refers only
to the document instance (including its DTD) and not to the SGML
declaration itself.


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