Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote: > The point is then, why complicate things with control characters for no > benefit whatsoever? The benefit is that text which *might* contain control characters, but usually does not, can be injected into the content of an element or attribute without having to Base64-encode it out of paranoia. It is of course possible to Base64-encode only when a control character actually appears, but then some means (in-band or out) must be used to signal the presence of B64 encoding (as opposed to eccentric plain text). Furthermore, this choice complicates the decoder. -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@r...> the corridors || http://www.reutershealth.com during the hours of repose || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel
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