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

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John Cowan wrote:

> 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.

Sure, but I was not answering to the original question "from the XML 1.1 
viewpoint" but to a mail entitled "Binary content" and the discussion 
seemed to have shifted from allowing Unicode characters U+0000 through 
U+001F to the more challenging question of allowing arbitrary binary 

>>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.

Do you mean you want to reopen the debate about XML being a text or a 
binary format ;=) ?

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