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RE: MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32

  • To: "Rick Jelliffe" <ricko@a...>,<xml-dev@l...>
  • Subject: RE: MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32
  • From: "Michael Rys" <mrys@m...>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 18:18:37 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcHTACOiiBHefWW4SfKEu8wRr+YaRgCNW+jA
  • Thread-topic: MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32

msxml base64
Base64 encoding is fine for full binary data. The issue is for those
occasions where you have a string type that contains x0-x1F

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rick Jelliffe [mailto:ricko@a...]
> Sent: Saturday, March 23, 2002 23:02 PM
> To: xml-dev@l...
> Subject: Re:  MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32
> From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@r...>
> > Tim Bray scripsit:
> >
> > > Doesn't base64 meet this requirement? -Tim
> >
> > No.  That is a format for transmitting octets, not characters.
> But one of the use cases for base64 was to handle control characters!
> Certainly that was my expectation on the Schema WG.
> If base64 is broken in some way, it should be fixed up.  The Core WG
> should raise this issue with the XML Schemas WG, if it feels that
> is not usable.
> Are you saying that base64 should actually be (available) a lexical
> on
> datatypes?   That would seem to be a good approach.  Or maybe to
> add Q-encoding to base64 and base16.
> Cheers
> Rick Jelliffe
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