Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
On Wednesday 19 December 2001 12:52 pm, Eric van der Vlist wrote: > > I think of XML not as a textual markup language, but rather as a layer > > over which markup languages can be defined. Why is it the job of XML to > > prevent characters that are not appropriate for some classes of markup > > languages? > > IMO, it's not a matter of "preventing characters that are not appropriate > > for some classes of markup languages", it's a matter of using the abstract > > notion of characters defined by Unicode instead of using their physical > representation (bytes). This is right. If you take the REC as-is, there can be no advantage to including control characters etc. vis-a-vis the serialization of data. It feels like 1994.... I'm getting flashbacks.
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