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Re: issue #1954 (was: Re: Supporting non-XML-safe pathnames)

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-12-01 22:06:11 CET

"Peter N. Lundblad" <peter@famlundblad.se> writes:
> > I'm happy with just UTF-8, that is, no control chars except LF, CR,
> > and TAB.
> By "just UTF-8" it seems like you're still mixing what's valid UTF-8 and
> what are valid XML 1.0 characters. Just wanting to make sure there is no
> confusion left here. Control chars are valid UTF-8 but invalid in XML 1.0,
> wherever they occur. You just can't have them, without another layer of
> encoding. And a correct XML parser shouldn't give the application any
> control chars (except the whitespace ones named above).

Yes. Sorry -- I'm totally clear on it now, but earlier today I was
still wrecked among heathen dreams.

What you say above matches my understanding.

> > Okay. +1 on prohibiting control characters except LF, CR, TAB. I
> > doubt any users are going to suffer much if we do that. There doesn't
> > seem to be much opposition to it on this list either (am I forgetting
> > anyone?), and clearly it'll make Peter Lundblad very happy :-).
> Hehehehe... Somewhere, I rembember having seen something about newlines
> and the dump format. If there is a problem there, we need to ban it as
> well. I don't know. Else, +1 from me as well.

AAAAaaargh. I misspoke. Let me try again:

Valid Subversion paths are UTF8 strings, but with no control chars
allowed except for TAB.

That is what I meant to +1.

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Received on Wed Dec 1 22:16:52 2004

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