Using PHP 5's SimpleXML
Subject:   Supported tagnames
Date:   2004-03-12 02:27:31
From:   riffraff
Response to: Supported tagnames

It seem to me that SimpleXML will just work like JavaScript hashes, where you can safely write
myHash.my_key just as long as my_key is a valid identifier.

I suppose that everyone that does not use ascii-7 alphanumerics will be forced to use something else (I hope I'm wrong).

I'd suggest to the writers to try out ruby's REXML library, cause that is a kick ass, powerful and free library. And SimpleXML behaviour can be reproduced in REXML with 5 lines of code ;)