Why no ']]>' in CharData?

Joe Lapp jlapp at webmethods.com
Sun Nov 28 23:47:37 GMT 1999

My vote: at least hex with an x.  I think I would also like
the decimal, just because we're finding that the people who
design XML doctypes are not always programmers.  But given
that a hex code could appear, they'd probably have to be
familiar with hex anyway.  Hmm... having only one way to do
it might also reduce some user confusion.  Always a plus.

At 05:10 AM 11/28/1999 -0800, Don Park wrote:
>>I've got a lot of decimal-based entities in my code; what is 
>>your compelling reason for making me convert all of them to
>>hex in the name of a *Simple* Markup Language?  Conversely,
>>maybe Joe over there uses a lot of hex-based Unicode entities;
>>why should he have to go in and convert 'em to decimal?
>That is a compelling reason except SML, as it is now, requires
>at least some conversion/checking to make sure XML documents
>conforms to SML.  So there is no extra cost for converting
>everything to hex.
>Can you think of any other compelling reasons?  I am genuinely
>Don Park    -   mailto:donpark at docuverse.com
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