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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: "Mark Volkmann" <volkmann@inlink.com>, "xml-dev" <xml-dev@xml.org>
  • Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 14:46:26 -0700

At 09:27 AM 17/06/00 -0500, Mark Volkmann wrote:
>I've never seen a discussion of the reason why most ASCII control
>characters, such as a form feed, are not allowed in XML documents. Can
>anyone tell me the reason behind that decision or point me to a spec. that
>explains that?

I'm not sure we'd do it the same way if we were doing it again.  I don't
see that they do any real harm.  Clearly, if you're optimizing for a
highly interoperable *content* markup language (and XML is) it's legitimate
to be suspicious of things like vertical-tab and backspace and so on...
but then how can it be consistent to leave in \n and DEL and so on?

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