[XML-SIG] XBEL questions

Tim Lavoie Tim Lavoie <tim.lavoie@beyondtv.net>
Mon, 19 Apr 1999 12:46:24 -0500

I've just started tinkering with the XBEL package and its sample
scripts, converting from Netscape (4.5) to XBEL format. The script
needed tags converted to upper-case to recognize what Communicator had 
written, no big deal. What did puzzle me was the output; the DTD lists 
tags in lower case, but the bookmark.py script generated everything in 
upper case. Since XML is case-sensitive, isn't this wrong?

The other thing I noticed is that the output gags the xmlwf test
program which accompanies James Clark's expat parser. The offending
line contains a URL with multiple CGI parameters, with the error
message pointing to the second "=" character. This character follows
the second parameter name, which as in all HTML is preceded by a "&"
character. Could the problem be that tag contents need to be encoded
first? The tag looks like: