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Re: Regular expressions: confirmation needed

From: Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Date: Fri, 27 Jun 2003 11:00:10 +0200
Message-ID: <3EFC079A.1010407@expway.fr>
To: Eric van der Vlist <vdv@dyomedea.com>
Cc: xmlschema-dev@w3.org

Eric van der Vlist wrote:
> The rec is clear (IMO) that these escapes are not allowed (at least I
> haven't found them in the EBNF for patterns) and Xerces agrees and
> rejects them. 
> However, I have a customer who insists using them, saying that they are
> mentioned in Microsoft's doc (but I haven't found where) and that MSXML
> 4.0 does accept them (which I can confirm).
> Can you confirm that these escapes are forbidden and that numeric
> entities should be used instead?

That is also my reading of the spec, I see no indication that there are \x#20 
style escapes. In fact, the few paragraphs before F.1 specifically point to 
entity escapes.

Sounds like a MS bugture to me.

Robin Berjon <robin.berjon@expway.fr>
Research Engineer, Expway        http://expway.fr/
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