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   Re: [xml-dev] version numbers and infosets

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Michael Kay scripsit:

> You could do it without changing the definition of well-formedness by
> saying that the set of characters considered to be whitespace, and
> normalized as such, is a property of the encoding.

Fine and dandy for EBCDIC, but not so good for Latin-1 as used on mainframes,
where 0x85 = NEL.

Actually, not so good for EBCDIC either, because it means that each of the
dozens of EBCDIC code pages has to exist in two flavors, a native flavor
where 0x15 encodes U+0085, and an XML flavor where 0x15 encodes U+000A.
This is more or less what FTP software has to do, and it's ugly.

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