Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote: > If you don't do this, your binary data *cannot* be reliably transferred, > especially in the face of transcoding. I agree that it is inappropriate to embed binary (octet) data into XML documents. In practice, forbidding #&0; would achieve that purpose. However, the control characters are *characters*, not really very different from other control characters in the Unicode space which are already allowed: not only the ISO C1 controls, but also such things as: the Mongolian variant controls (and the Unicode 3.2 generic variant controls); the bidi marks, overrides, etc; and the music symbol begins/ends. -- Not to perambulate || John Cowan <jcowan@r...> the corridors || http://www.reutershealth.com during the hours of repose || http://www.ccil.org/~cowan in the boots of ascension. \\ Sign in Austrian ski-resort hotel
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