Scripting and XML

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Oct 19 05:35:13 BST 1997

At 12:37 AM 19/10/97 UT, Simon St.Laurent wrote:
>but it would be a heck of a lot easier to be able to 

Well, it would if the SGML CDATA element idea actually worked.  But it
doesn't, because the contents of a CDATA element are terminated by
any <, or is it </, I forget at the moment, but anyhow, you can't,
in practical terms, use CDATA elements for anything useful.  If you
could, they'd be in XML. 

For now, stick with <![CDATA[ ... ]]> - anybody who can't implement
this properly is a bozo. -T.

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