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

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Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> If you don't do this,  your binary data *cannot* be reliably transferred, 
> especially in the face of transcoding.

I agree that it is inappropriate to embed binary (octet) data into
XML documents.  In practice, forbidding #&0; would achieve that

However, the control characters are *characters*, not really very
different from other control characters in the Unicode space
which are already allowed: not only the ISO C1 controls, but
also such things as: the Mongolian variant controls (and the
Unicode 3.2 generic variant controls); the bidi marks, overrides,
etc; and the music symbol begins/ends.

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