Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
On Tuesday 18 December 2001 07:54 pm, Michael Rys wrote: > Tim, with all due respect, but allowing #x0-@x1F inside element and > attribute content would tremedeously help users of XML that use non-XML > string sources for their data and map it into XML without loosing > fidelity and without having to base 64 encode otherwise normal strings. I think you're pushing the boundaries of what I would call "applicable use" for XML. It is first and foremost a textual markup language. Allowing control characters in content opens it up to all kinds of abuse... for example, I could store SJIS string values in attribute content, and no-one would be the wiser. If you want something you can blindly serialize stuff into, I think XML might be a bad choice, because fundamentally, it's not about bytes, but characters.
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