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From Peter Reilly <>
Subject Re: backslash and CRLF in regular expression [was: Backspace in regul ar expression]
Date Wed, 23 Jun 2004 09:41:06 GMT

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Oliver Ashoff []
>Sent: Tuesday, June 22, 2004 10:59 AM
>To: Ant Users List
>Subject: AW: Backspace in regular expression
>    &#8;
>instead of 
>    \b
>In general, the expression 
>    #&<decnum>;
>encodes any character where
><decnum> is a number in decimal notation.
>Works fine with LINE FEED: #&10;
According to this:

"There are restrictions on what UCS characters are allowed in a parsed 
entity. Certain characters are disallowed, and cannot even be referenced 
via character references. The allowed characters are: |U+0009| 
(linefeed), |U+000A| (tab), |U+000D| (carriage return), |U+0020|through 
|U+D7FF|, |U+E000| through |U+FFFD|, and |U+10000| through |U+10FFFF|. 
Consequently, a parsed entity is not a good place to store arbitrary 
binary data, unless the data is pre-encoded with the Base64 or uuencode 

However, I cannot figure this out from the std:


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