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

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From: "John Cowan" <jcowan@reutershealth.com>

> Tim Bray scripsit:
> > Doesn't base64 meet this requirement? -Tim
> No.  That is a format for transmitting octets, not characters.

But one of the use cases for base64 was to handle control characters!
Certainly that was my expectation on the Schema WG.

If base64 is broken in some way, it should be fixed up.  The Core WG
should raise this issue with the XML Schemas WG, if it feels that base64
is not usable.

Are you saying that base64 should actually be (available) a lexical facet on 
datatypes?   That would seem to be a good approach.  Or maybe to
add Q-encoding to base64 and base16. 

Rick Jelliffe


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