RE: MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@t...] > Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 6:07 PM > To: Julian Reschke > Cc: Joshua Allen; michael.h.kay@n...; Rick Jelliffe; > xml-dev@l... > Subject: Re: MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32 > > > Julian Reschke wrote: > > > However, ignoring the issue doesn't exactly help either. Many > > applications/protocols are stuck with the task of marshalling > "arbitrary" > > strings as XML (and datatype xs:string), so it would be good if > there was an > > XML-1.0 compliant, cross-protocol format to do this. > > > Doesn't base64 meet this requirement? -Tim Nope. First of all it isn't compatible to xs:string. An application that expects a plain string will be extremely confused when it get's base64-encoded data instead. Second, base64 is for encoding *binary* data. What I'm looking for is a efficient and readable format for transporting Unicode strings (only possibly) *including* U+0000 to U+001F. Julian
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