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Re: [xml-dev] [Summary] Dangers of Copying Text into an XML Document

> . In UTF-8 encoding the hex value for the left curly quote is x201C, 

No, that's the unicode value (in hex) but in utf8 the character is
represneted as a mult-byte sequence. (with the three bytes with hex code
points E2 80 9C). 

The document should be careful to distinguish unicode from its
encodings as a sequence of bytes (since it is encoding errors that it is
describing, mainly)

> Copying a left curly quote from a Word document and pasting it into a
> UTF-8 XML document may result in the XML document receiving an illegal
> character.

that wording makes it sound as if you'd get the same sort of error as if
you'd included a control character in the document, that is, a valid
unicode character that is not allowed in XML. What you'd get in this
case is a byte stream that could not be decoded using utf8, so there
would be no characters to pass to the XML parser at all.



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