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

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Eric van der Vlist wrote:

> Michael Rys wrote:
> > Sorry but my use case is not serializing arbitrary binary data, but
> > arbitrary TEXT data according to the originating type system (such as a
> > database or a C#, C++, Java etc based webservice). Unfortunately, such
> > TEXT properties may contain control characters, since the originating
> > type system does not preclude them. Requiring people to base 64 encode
> > TEXT just to deal with the 0.1% of cases where control characters may
> > appear seems to be problematic.
> The problem seems to be that this TEXT doesn't enter into the definition
> of text made in XML 1.0, but it should be possible to represent it
> differently using what we have at hand.

Isn't that what character references are for? You already need to escape
characters such as single and/or double quotes, < & etc, so adding a
few numbers to a case statement doesn't seem to be a huge deal.



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