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

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Michael Rys wrote:

> Base64 encoding is fine for full binary data. The issue is for those
> occasions where you have a string type that contains x0-x1F
> occassionally.

These kind of rogue semantics-free chars are a rich source of
interoperability problems as soon as they cross an organizational
boundary, and XML helps keep you from ignoring this problem.  I
think the current state of affairs is just fine. -Tim


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