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   Re: [xml-dev] XML and mainframes, yet again

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David Brownell scripsit:

> It's good to remember that one reason they're a problem is that they
> have become a storehouse for vendor-proprietary characters, with
> as many different meanings as most C0 ones (U+0000..U+001F).
> Blessing one vendor's solution may magnify the problems.

Again, not really.  The *bytes* 80 through 9F encode many different
characters, including #x80 through #x9F.  There is really only one
set of uses in practice for the characters #x80 through #x9F.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
Please leave your values        |       Check your assumptions.  In fact,
   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
     --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan


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