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RE: [xml-dev] unprintable characters in the XML

If by "unprintable" you mean any control characters except TAB, CR and

you can't do this (no matter whether in text nodes or in attribute nodes):
they are not allowed in XML.

You'll have to switch to a different representation like

- hex
- base64
- special element/PI nodes
- ...


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dmitry Khodorkovsky [mailto:dkhodor@home.com]
> Sent: Monday, September 17, 2001 10:39 PM
> To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: [xml-dev] unprintable characters in the XML
> Hello,
> I'm new to this list and the question might have been on for long time
> already, but I got the problem of a need to have a number of unprintable
> characters in the XML file in values of either Text node,
> attribute or CDATA
> section.
> I was quite fine with msxml.dll that allowed it, but new versions are
> blocking that "feature".
> let say I can encode Text data containing those chars... but what about
> attributes? (let say we can't move them to be nodes).
> Thanks,
> Dmitry
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