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Re: What about characters outside of those expressible in XML?

From: David Lee <David.Lee@marklogic.com>
Date: Sun, 19 Feb 2012 14:45:50 -0800
To: Tony Lavinio <alavinio@progress.com>
CC: "public-xml-er@w3.org" <public-xml-er@w3.org>
Message-ID: <4E3DE0EC-71A8-4AE8-A2FE-B8B275120855@marklogic.com>
I suggest this would be useful to solve consistent with solving JSON strings that also have the same problem in XML 

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On Feb 19, 2012, at 4:38 PM, "Tony Lavinio" <alavinio@progress.com> wrote:

> 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
> handled?
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