Re: terra incognita
Elliotte Rusty Harold wrote: > > At 6:53 PM +1100 12/19/01, Alan Kent wrote: > > >Is there a good reason why PCDATA should not be allowed to contain the > >bell (BEL) or escape (ESC) character? Why is it always evil to allow > >terminal escape sequences to be embedded in an XML document? Why is it > >important for XML to *not* permit it to be used for things that it was > >not originally intended for? > > > > Among other reasons, because these characters can have unexpected > consequences when presented on dumb terminals and terminal emulators, > passed through gateways and routers, and in other systems. And because in XML when you need to sound a bell, you can say <bell/>, not use an obscure, non-printing #07 Ari.
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