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Re: Proposed requirements on solutions that convertXML-illegal

  • From: John Cowan <johnwcowan@gmail.com>
  • To: Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com>
  • Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 12:31:34 -0400

Re:  Proposed requirements on solutions that convertXML-illegal

On Fri, Apr 28, 2017 at 3:18 AM, Mukul Gandhi <gandhi.mukul@gmail.com> wrote:

I've just checked the Char production of XML, and it allows the existence of Unicode code point for NUL character (i.e "\u0000").

Actually, the production says:

Char   ::=   #x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF] /* any Unicode character, excluding the surrogate blocks, FFFE, and FFFF. */

The comment is inaccurate:  #x0 is definitely not included.  Note that "\u0000" works in XML content because "\" has no special meaning in XML, so that is just six legal characters.  XML 1.1 allows a larger range of characters than XML 1.0, but still definitely excludes #0.

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