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What about characters outside of those expressible in XML?

From: Tony Lavinio <alavinio@progress.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 17:39:09 -0500
Message-ID: <4F417A0D.901@progress.com>
To: "public-xml-er@w3.org" <public-xml-er@w3.org>
We deal quite a bit with XML created by the equivalent of old-fashioned "print" statements.

The two biggest problems we see come along are unescaped content -- primarily & vs. &amp;,
and characters that are not expressible in XML -- primarily nulls, but often control characters.

I can imagine several ways to deal with these. In the former case, turning a plain & into &amp;
is easy, but not so easy when the content looks like &&amp;.

In the latter case, should nulls be dropped? Turned into <?unicode \u0000?>? Would we need
to define different /types/ of fixup modes, depending on how the user wants errors to be

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