[linux-elitists] Re: Yet another mozilla atrocity

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Thu Oct 9 17:27:00 PDT 2003


on Thu, Oct 09, 2003 at 11:21:48PM +1000, Ben Finney (ben@benfinney.id.au) wrote:
> On 09-Oct-2003, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> > Any idea _why_ we've got hex encoding rather than ASCII values [in the
> > XML file]?
> 
> At a guess, presumably it's to get around character-set limits of the
> XML format chosen.  If so, it's not a very good reason, since XML should
> usually be UTF-8, allowing any currently-used character to be stored
> directly in the file.
> 
> Which may mean that a bad decision was made, or may mean that my guess
> is wrong.

I was thinking about that.  Likely Unicode / large characterset issues.
What are the XML limitations on this?

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> Ben Finney <ben@benfinney.id.au>

Um...Why do you have a nose in your sig?  ;-)


Peace.

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