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> I think the pressure to extend the XML character set to
> control characters
> could be minimized if there would be a "common" way to embed these
> characters without changing XML. Maybe the SOAP WG, the
> WebDAV WG and other
> affected parties should try to come up with a common proposal
> (which could then be implemented as SAX filter).
I think that's an excellent suggestion, and I can't see much wrong with the
<?ctrl 1f?> idea.
(Purists will object that there's no guarantee that the name "ctrl" is
unique. We could say that the PI name should be the prefix of an in-scope
namespace with some unique namespace URI. But purists will probably object
to that too).
Note that James Clark in his xt product came up with a way of representing
control characters in the result tree of a transformation, so that they
could be generated in the serialized result file when using method="text".
If there's enough consensus, we could perhaps give the idea a home by making
it a standard feature of method="text" in XSLT.