OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   Re: [xml-dev] MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]

Tim Bray scripsit:

> If you need to interchange binary data (and we all do) that's fine, 
> but don't claim doing so is interoperable and don't try to dress
> it up in XML clothes unless you're willing to base64 it or otherwise
> clearly mark it as an opaque blob.

The issue isn't binary data (IEEE floats, or 32-bit BE integers, or such);
it's character data.  Some characters have poorly defined semantics, yes;
but they are characters nevertheless.  If such things are very rare,
then Quoted-Printable works well.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
I amar prestar aen, han mathon ne nen,    http://www.ccil.org/~cowan
han mathon ne chae, a han noston ne 'wilith.  --Galadriel, _LOTR:FOTR_


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS