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From robert burrell donkin <>
Subject [betwixt][POLL] favoured replacement for bad characters [WAS Re: Re[2]: bug in betwixt for inner class]
Date Tue, 09 Sep 2003 21:48:45 GMT
On Monday, September 8, 2003, at 09:09 PM, Anton Tagunov wrote:


> rbd> i'll probably commit a standard betwixt mapper sometime soonish. i'm 
> not
> rbd> sure what the best replacement character would be so i'll probably do
> rbd> something generic. i'm inclined to just remove the character (as the
> rbd> default) but i'd appreciate feedback from users about what they 
> really
> rbd> think would be the best replacement.
> Is the '-' character taken? It is not allowed in java indentifiers
> but is in xml element names.

i don't think that '-' is allowed as the start character for an xml 
element. (hopefully someone will correct me if i'm wrong.) there's no 
reason why it couldn't to used for others.

does anyone else agree or disagree with '-'...?

- robert

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