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From Milosh Milosavljevic <mil...@emisia.net>
Subject Re: [commons-lang] Xml escaping
Date Tue, 13 Dec 2005 20:17:45 GMT
Catalin Grigoroscuta wrote:

> Hi,
>
> IMHO this is not an issue of breaking a specification, it's an issue 
> of XML readability.
> One of the main reasons we use XML in the first place it's because it 
> is human readable - otherwise, we would be using something like ASN.1 
> instead.
> I think that escaping high ascii characters makes the XML unreadable. 
> For example, imagine an XML written in French (they even use accent 
> characters in tag names, I've seen it) - escaping them would look 
> really unfriendly to a French guy.
>
> Regards,
> Catalin
>
> Milosh Milosavljevic wrote:
>
>>
>>    Hi,
>> I do not have really a specification link. It  is more of a googling 
>> around and finding lots of articles, which addresses the xml escaping 
>> issue. I didn't come across a need for escaping high-ascii 
>> characters. Only specific xml entities. I am not really sure if there 
>> is an actual need for escaping high ascii characters. If encoding 
>> flag is properly set in input or output stream for xml parser I do 
>> not see the cause for issues if those characters are left as they were.
>>
>> In case that you actully have a specification link stating the need 
>> for escaping of high ascii characters I would be more than happy to 
>> change my source code to comply with that specification.
>>
>>    Thanks a lot for the quick reply,
>>    Milosh
>>
>> Stephen Colebourne wrote:
>>
>>> Have you got a specification link that you believe we are breaking?
>>>
>>> Stephen
>>>
>>>
>>> Milosh Milosavljevic wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>  I am not sure why StringEscapeUtils.escapeXml always tries to 
>>>> escape high ascii characters together with xml entities. In case 
>>>> that this is just an issue connected to HTML escaping, I would 
>>>> suggest to make a flag for high ascii escaping. I did that flag in 
>>>> my local branch of commons-lang and I can send it to you if there 
>>>> is a need.
>>>>
>>>>  Thanks,
>>>>  Milosh
>>>>
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