Re: Lexical vs value spaces (re: Binary content and allowed ch
On Thursday 20 December 2001 06:47 am, John Cowan wrote: > This "binary content in XML documents" is a complete red herring from > the XML 1.1 viewpoint. XML is a textual standard, and XML 1.1 no > less so. The question is about allowing the unusual, but legitimate, > *characters* U+0000 through U+001F. This is the abstract debate... there is also the practical matter of existing systems, such as Daniel mentioned. FWIW. I do *not* think, despite the fact that they appear in Unicode, that many of these "characters" are legitimate in text. The special treatment of them is a good indication that this is a grey area. Characters are supposed to be a unit of information (generally in the context of a given language).... and *usually* have one or more glyphs associated with them. http://WhatIs.techtarget.com/definition/0,,sid9_gci211773,00.html I find very little information in BEL, NUL, et al.
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