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Re: XML 1.1

From: John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>
Date: Thu, 2 May 2002 07:20:22 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200205021120.HAA09081@mail.reutershealth.com>
To: yazawa@globalsight.com (Shigemichi Yazawa)
Cc: www-international@w3.org
Shigemichi Yazawa scripsit:

> Does anybody know why the changes to production [2] is removed from
> the latest XML 1.1 draft?

Without breaching confidentiality too much, I feel free to say that
the primary purpose of the proposed extension to Char was to allow
transporting arbitrary strings of Unicode characters (but #x0 was
excluded to prevent problems with C and C++ APIs).  However, it was
felt that the potential damage to interoperability by allowing
control characters of unknown meaning, rather than translating them
to markup of some sort, was too great to risk.

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