[jdom-interest] . is not allowed in XML names?

Jason Hunter jhunter at collab.net
Wed Aug 9 13:38:05 PDT 2000

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Bob_Lee at averydennison.com wrote:
> I've run across the following exception:
> org.xml.sax.SAXException: The name "Foo.bar" is not legal for JDOM/XML elements:
> . is not allowed in XML names..
> Since when?  Both Harold's "XML Bible" and Eckstein's "XML Pocket Reference" say
> that periods are legal characters in element names.  Is this a JDOM-induced
> limitation, or has XML changed since those books were written?
>      -Bob Lee
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