]]> within a CDATA marked section ?

Paul Prescod papresco at technologist.com
Thu Nov 27 14:33:33 GMT 1997

Jarle Stabell wrote:
> BTW: Do people think XML parsers generally will/should complain about a ]]> when it for *compatibility* should be ]]> ?

I think that they should. This requirement seems strange at first, but
it stops mistakes like the one you made. You can never accidently make a
CDATA marked section end be content.

> I assume the reasons for *not* allowing "if x<>nil then doSomething" as legal content is because it is better for users that & and < are consistently not allowed for anything than markup, but I'm not convinced about this.
> (At least it seems trivial for parsers to check this situation)

Parser writers are rebelling at the number of trivial things that they
must manage.

 Paul Prescod

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