Object names

When you create a new object using the administrative console or a wsadmin command, you often must specify a string for a name attribute. Most characters are allowed in the name string. However, the name string cannot contain the following characters...

/ forward slash
\ backslash
* asterisk
, comma
... colon
; semi-colon
= equal sign
+ plus sign
? question mark
| vertical bar
< left angle bracket
> right angle bracket
& ampersand (and sign)
% percent sign
' single quote mark
" double quote mark
. period (not valid if first character; valid if a later character)