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Because of its support for the Unicode character set, XML supports a range of characters, including letters, digits, punctuation, and symbols. Most control characters and Unicode compatibility characters are not allowed. For a complete list of character classes, see Appendix B of the XML specification.

Because XML relies on <, >, and & to delimit markup, you should represent these characters using the character and entity references described in the following topic, or confine them to CDATA sections.

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