Re: [dev] Some thoughts about XML

From: Evan Buswell <>
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:17:39 -0700

It's still UTF-8 in practice. It's just IMO not the job of parsers of
this sort to start enforcing or translating the character set of
strings. All the parser has to look for is \" " and \\. I can care
that this is UTF-8 when I need to, and not care otherwise. I didn't
start replacing commas with null bytes or ridiculous crap like that.

On Sat, Oct 19, 2013 at 3:28 PM, Thorsten Glaser <> wrote:
> Evan Buswell dixit:
>>playing with that adds symbolic references and uses binary instead of
>>utf-8 strings); RST is better for structured text---though I'm not
> Oh yeah, let’s all do binary now instead of passing around plaintext!
> Wait. No!
> Pointing out Unix/Plan 9 way works just fine,
> //mirabilos
> --
> <diogenese> Beware of ritual lest you forget the meaning behind it.
> <igli> yeah but it means if you really care about something, don't
> ritualise it, or you will lose it. don't fetishise it, don't
> obsess. or you'll forget why you love it in the first place.
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