[XML-SIG] XML Unicode and UTF-8

Neil Youngman n.youngman at ntlworld.com
Sun Aug 8 10:36:57 CEST 2004

On Sunday 08 Aug 2004 8:54 am, Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Neil Youngman wrote:
> > I'm assuming, possibly incorrectly, that the standards are set up in such
> > a way that if it's valid text, it should be possible to insert the
> > equivalent the UTF-8 equivalent in XML.
> That's, strictly speaking, incorrect - the notion of "valid text" is
> really flawed. Valid text, e.g. in iso-8859-5, might contain control
> characters which are not allowed in XML.

OK. At the moment I'm just prototyping. I can see that it's a messy area and 
there are some tricky issues I'll have to study before I can produce any real 



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