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RE: Some comments on the 1.1 draft

  • To: "Gavin Thomas Nicol" <gtn@r...>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Subject: RE: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
  • From: "Michael Rys" <mrys@m...>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Dec 2001 17:36:32 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcGILQbPY/BpKkVfR0GVtPylYIhW3wAAGLLA
  • Thread-topic: Some comments on the 1.1 draft

it s not about bytes
Well, that may have been the original XML 1.0 use, but looking at where
XML is currently having the most traction (SOAP, Messaging, WebDav,
database serialization etc), this has changed.

Best regards
Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Gavin Thomas Nicol [mailto:gtn@r...]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 18, 2001 17:15 PM
> To: xml-dev@l...
> Subject: 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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