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   Re: [xml-dev] Lexical vs value spaces (re: Binary content and allowedcha

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Eric van der Vlist scripsit:

> I agree: there is a much better and simpler reason to forbid binary 
> content from XML documents ;=) ...

This "binary content in XML documents" is a complete red herring from
the XML 1.1 viewpoint.  XML is a textual standard, and XML 1.1 no
less so.  The question is about allowing the unusual, but legitimate,
*characters* U+0000 through U+001F.

> IMO, none of them, but rather a fundamental design decision: a XML 
> entity is a Unicode text (eventually using another encoding) and not a 
> stream of bytes.
> This should be a sufficient reason to close the debate IMO!

Not at all.

John Cowan           http://www.ccil.org/~cowan              cowan@ccil.org
Please leave your values        |       Check your assumptions.  In fact,
   at the front desk.           |          check your assumptions at the door.
     --sign in Paris hotel      |            --Miles Vorkosigan


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