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Re: Why would MS want to make XML break on UNIX, Perl, Python

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  • Subject: Re: Why would MS want to make XML break on UNIX, Perl, Python, etc ?
  • From: Richard Tobin <richard@c...>
  • Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2001 13:35:25 GMT
  • Cc:
  • In-reply-to: <E16HFW6-0005JX-00@s...>
  • Organization: HCRC, University of Edinburgh

Re:  Why would MS  want to make XML break on UNIX
In article <E16HFW6-0005JX-00@s...> you write:

>This is still not a reason to allow control codes. You know, as well as I do, 
>that they *will* cause problems.

I cannot see why they would cause any problems that UTF-16 doesn't.

Though as I said before, I don't really have much use for them myself.

>NUL is of course even worse.

That's a quite separate case.  It would break many existing interfaces,
and would definitely be a mistake.

-- Richard

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