2.2.3 XML Format

The supported XML format to be read and written as configuration data, as specified in section 2.2.2, is a subset of the W3C recommendation specified in [XMLBase].

Applications MUST NOT depend on support for namespaces. Namespace support is specified in [XMLBase].

Applications MUST NOT output XML with namespaces except to declare the default namespace if specified in this protocol.

Applications MUST remove namespace prefixes from any qualified name in the default namespace.

Applications MUST escape the following special characters within quoted strings:

Special character

Escape sequence

"

"

<

&lt;

>

&gt;

&

&amp;

Applications SHOULD<1> escape the following special characters within quoted strings:

Special character

Escape sequence

'

&apos;

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