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[Bug 8245] [Ser] Error for illegal characters in HTML omits some control characters

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Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 16:35:10 +0000
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http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=8245


Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com> changed:

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--- Comment #2 from Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>  2009-11-12 16:35:09 ---
Yes, it's quite possible that an explicit enumeration of characters will become
out of date.  I had worried about that, but I was also concerned that the list
of proscribed characters in HTML is so obscure that simply saying "such as"
wouldn't be of much help to either implementers or users.  (After seven years
of experience with implementing XSLT, it took me about an hour to discover
where the list appears.  I'd like to save others that pain.)

How would you feel about the following proposed edits, which list all the
control characters, while still hedging by using "such as"?

. In the third paragraph of section 7.3, change "specifically the control
characters #x7F-#x9F, are legal in XML" to "such as the control characters
#x1-#x8, #xB, #xC, #xE-#x1F and #x7F-#x9F, are legal in one or both versions of
XML, but not in HTML"

. In appendix B, in the definition of err:SER0014, delete ", specifically the
control characters #x7F-#x9F,"


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