CDATA problem

David Brownell david-b at
Thu Sep 30 21:18:18 BST 1999

John Evdemon wrote:
> This control character cannot be inserted into a CDATA section because it is
> outside the range of legal values.  According to the ASCII chart, #x1A is SUB.
> Unfortuneatly some of this data is coming from a non-ASCII (e.g. EBCDIC)
> platform.

It can also be a good idea to translate from EBCDIC to Unicode, unless your
real goal is to encapsulate the data as opaque binary blobs.  If the latter
is your goal, BASE64 encoding is a good option.  But if the data is intended
to be processed by a non-EBCDIC platform, recoding would seem best.

- Dave

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