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On Wednesday 19 December 2001 01:41 pm, John Cowan wrote:
> Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:
> > The point is then, why complicate things with control characters for no
> > benefit whatsoever?
> The benefit is that text which *might* contain control characters,
> but usually does not, can be injected into the content of an element
> or attribute without having to Base64-encode it out of paranoia.
In my experience, I've seldom seen such text that wasn't subject to some
Seriously, the notion that "escape" is a character is questionable, don't you