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On Thursday 20 December 2001 06:47 am, John Cowan wrote:
> 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.
This is the abstract debate... there is also the practical matter of existing
systems, such as Daniel mentioned.
FWIW. I do *not* think, despite the fact that they appear in Unicode, that
many of these "characters" are legitimate in text. The special treatment of
them is a good indication that this is a grey area.
Characters are supposed to be a unit of information (generally in the context
of a given language).... and *usually* have one or more glyphs associated
I find very little information in BEL, NUL, et al.