>>> We saw and see (!) the problem when we convert from USMARC/MARC21 to
>>> MARCXML. Obviously the MARC control chars are not a problem since these
>>> are part of the ISO2709 structure, but sometimes you see Control chars
>>> in MARC records..
>> Could you use METS or similar to wrap the XML document?
> Sure, but then we wouldn't be converting MARC to MarcXML; we'd be
> converting MARC to METS.
> It's a nice solution, but it doesn't fit the problem :-)
I don't think there is a solution to putting control characters into
MarcXML (or any XML, as we've recently seen), but METS would at least
solve the multiple character set issue.
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