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

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 From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
> 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
> purpose.

What about ^D and ^Z?? These have been end-of-file markers for
text files in various operating systems.   What about ^S and ^Q, used
for flow control in serial comms. What about backspace: what does
that mean in markup, and how should it be displayed? 
Rick Jelliffe


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