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   Re: [xml-dev] Some comments on the 1.1 draft

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On Wednesday 19 December 2001 02:02 am, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> And that lies at the heart of the matter: if we allow control characters
> and silly name characters, we won't actually increase the number of
> characters that can be reliable sent: we will just make non-ASCII
> characters suspect and unreliable.

Precisely my earlier point. With this, XML makes it easy to blurr the 
byte/character distinction, and would then be suspect as a text markup 

Welcome to HTML 2.0 all over again.


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