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

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  • To: "Julian Reschke" <julian.reschke@gmx.de>,<xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
  • Subject: RE: [xml-dev] MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32
  • From: "Michael Rys" <mrys@microsoft.com>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Mar 2002 18:13:52 -0800
  • Thread-index: AcHTMEw40A0pxocvSfyzFaYXYtuBDQCBD1bA
  • Thread-topic: [xml-dev] MSXML DOM Special Chars Less Than 32

To give you a non-MS area where occasional non XML characters may appear
inside strings: Look at the current ANSI/ISO proposals for serializing
relational data into XML. None of the database companies (Oracle, IBM,
Sybase, us etc) want to encode strings as base64.

To answer your question below: Assuming that we could at least allow to
use a char entity for an invalid XML char. That would already help.

Best regards

PS: Please cc me directly. Otherwise I will not see the answer until
several weeks later...
> OK, assuming the data type *can* be changed: what encoding would you
> suggest for encoding arbitrary Unicode data (where control characters
> appear, but only occasionally)?
> Surely not base64 (it's for byte streams, adds a lot of overhead and
> your XML unreadable to humans).
> BTW: another side of this problem is DOM's current approach.
> doesn't have to throw an exception when the string contains forbidden
> characters. There is no standard method to test for XML character code
> compliance (note that there's also an issue regarding Java characters
> being valid Unicode characters in all cases). DOM level 2 doesn't
> serialization, so current serializers in the best case throw an
> (which is pretty late...) or ignore the issue at all (producing broken
> XML).
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