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Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft


b64 encoding
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.

 

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