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> XML output is almost always more complex than you think at any given time.
> I'm sure that even having written a lot of XML output code, I haven't
> exhausted the realm of potential gotchas.

That's disappointing.

Developers should feel safe and comfortable generating XML with print
statements, knowing that only < and & are special. I'm sure (as your
article points out), it *can* be more complicated, but in most cases it
never needs be.

The problem with "just as an XML API" is that you usually have to build up
a DOM or Infoset or some such, and then call a serialization routine.
That's often ridiculously heavyweight for the task at hand.

Rich Salz                  Chief Security Architect
DataPower Technology       http://www.datapower.com
XS40 XML Security Gateway  http://www.datapower.com/products/xs40.html
XML Security Overview      http://www.datapower.com/xmldev/xmlsecurity.html


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