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From: "Michael Kay" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > We are having trouble encoding special characters less than
> > 32 (excluding 9, 10, and 13).
> That's because these characters aren't allowed in XML. Writing them as
> character references doesn't change that.
> And yes, you aren't the first person to find that a nuisance.
For people interested in why the C1 characters (80-9F) should be disallowed
in XML (i.e. XML 2.0) check out
"A Rational Approach to XML Robustness Requirements"
This is an issue where robustness requirements meets head on
with the inclinations of the people who want to dumb XML down
into a language for serializing databases.