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  • From: Kay Michael <Michael.Kay@icl.com>
  • To: "'Mark Volkmann'" <volkmann@inlink.com>, Matt Sergeant <matt@sergeant.org>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jun 2000 10:49:53 +0100

> 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?
> >
One possible reason is that many transmission protocols either disallow
these characters or interpret them in undesirable ways. But this could
easily have been solved by requiring them to be expressed as character

Mike Kay

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