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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.

John Cowan <jcowan@reutershealth.com>     http://www.reutershealth.com
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