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From Jacob Kjome <>
Subject Re[2]: Hex character escaping.
Date Mon, 10 Feb 2003 17:26:53 GMT
Hello Dominique,

I think the XML Bible by Elliotte Rusty Harold is, pretty much, the definitive
reference.  See it online here:

Also see:


Monday, February 10, 2003, 9:46:17 AM, you wrote:

DD> Thanks for the precision and the pointer ;-) Now I know better, and will try
DD> to call it a Character Reference (&#...;) as opposed to an Entity Reference
DD> (&...;). I'd like to say I've read (and understood) the XML spec, but I've
DD> never had the courage to do so. A relevant link is always appreciated for
DD> matters such as below.

DD> BTW, is there somewhere (online or book) an annotated spec analogous to the
DD> Annotated C++ Reference Manual, but for XML? Something more digestible than
DD> the spec... Thanks, --DD

DD> -----Original Message-----
DD> From: J.Pietschmann [] 
DD> Sent: Saturday, February 08, 2003 1:23 PM
DD> To: Ant Users List
DD> Subject: Re: Hex character escaping.

DD> Dominique Devienne wrote:
>> Look up XML entities, like &gt; (read '&' 'g' 't' ';')
>> You may just need the missing semicolon. I'm not sure whether &#X; accepts
>> dec/oct/hex for X. I'd assume it does. --DD

DD> See
DD> &#x...; is hex only, &#...; is decimal. There is no way to
DD> enter octal values. The semicolon is mandatory, of course.

DD> J.Pietschmann

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