Re: Some comments on the 1.1 draft
>but it seemed to me logical that character refs would be a good way to >escape characters not otherwise allowed in text ... I'm sure there is a good >reason why this isn't allowed -- I mean it does let me stuff an < into an >attribute, so what is the huge difference between that and � ? Oh well, Nul is a particularly special case. Parsers generally replace character references with the referenced character, and allowing nul in the data returned to the application makes it impossible to use a C string. If nul had been in from the start that would have merely been tedious, but to break existing parser interfaces is much worse. -- Richard
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