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Re: 2 suggestions
On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
On Thu, 14 Apr 2005, Georg Bauhaus wrote:
If "*-*-solaris2*" should appear as/in the "name" attribute of an <a>,
prepending a name start character is not enough, because this attribute
is of type NMTOKEN. Therefore it cannot contain * at all.
...if we are absolutely disallowed to use "*", probably just replacing
"*" by "x" without any prefix might be the lesser of all evils?
So long as things to get ported to the x-box? We can't use ?
because it looks like a cgi call. * looks like it came from
globbing, so is . such a bad choice? I know it only stands for a
single char in globbing, but it won't run into the 8.3 problems of
DOS filenames because, and ".-.-solaris2." looks like soemthing is
missing. "^-^-solaris2^", perhaps, as in printers marks for "insert
If international character sets in XHTML are o.K., maybe there are
some letter sets to choose from. Here is a sample.
I feel this might be worse, because it'll look as if everything was okay,
but when someone copies and pastes the string, it won't work as a proper
target string. (Thanks for your expert input, by the way.)
Also URLs end up in funny places, so they may not end up where
unicode (or other non-ascii) is supported.