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Re: [xml-dev] [OT] Re: [xml-dev] Lessons learned from the XML experiment

On 15 November 2013 16:46, David Sheets <kosmo.zb@gmail.com> wrote:
> If I decided to use null-terminated strings to transmit a binary blob,
> would it be a "C WTF"?

I think null-terminated strings where "good enough" at the time. For
usa-ascii users.

Where, I think the unicode standard allow characters to be padded from
the left with 0x00s so ...is not true anymore.  ..for unicode users.

For general data, like a GIF image.  Not even a C programmer would
transfer it in a null terminated string.  null terminated is for text.

*insert here comment how things that are good enough are not broken,
are good for one thing, but not for all things and that is okay*

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