XML 1.1, section 1.3 "Rationale and list of changes for XML 1.1", claims that there have been no changes in the XML 1.0 definition of validity.

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XML 1.1, section 1.3 "Rationale and list of changes for XML 1.1", claims that there have been no changes in the XML 1.0 definition of validity.

Samuel Bronson
XML 1.1 (2nd Edition)
<http://www.w3.org/TR/2006/REC-xml11-20060816/#sec-xml11> says:

> The W3C's XML 1.0 Recommendation was first issued in 1998, and despite the issuance of many errata culminating in a Third Edition of 2004, has remained (by intention) unchanged with respect to what is well-formed XML and what is not.

But XML 1.0 (5th Edition) <http://www.w3.org/TR/2008/REC-xml-20081126/> says:

> In particular, erratum [E09] relaxes the restrictions on element and attribute names, thereby providing in XML 1.0 the major end user benefit currently achievable only by using XML 1.1. As a consequence, many possible documents which were not well-formed according to previous editions of this specification are now well-formed, and previously invalid documents using the newly-allowed name characters in, for example, ID attributes, are now valid.

Obviously, this particular sentence of XML 1.1 has gone out of date
and should be updated, at least in any future edition that may be
issued.

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