An incompatible CData idea
papresco at technologist.com
Mon Oct 27 21:47:14 GMT 1997
Toby Speight wrote:
> (Using entities may or may not be a better move, depending on one's
> assessment of the source material. It's an inescapable fact that all
> included material needs a stage of processing before insertion. In
> fact, the more I think about it, the more dangerous I think CDATA
> marked sections are, because they enable one to get away with it
> *almost every time*, thus increasing the likelihood of a quick-fix
> solution appearing to work despite containing an (obscure) bug.)
I think that CDATA marked sections cause obscure bugs.
For example, this code is not valid:
if (g[ j [ i ]]> 5) print "foo"
The second marked section end delimiter will cause an error message. It
will not be interpreted as content as you might expect.
xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at ic.ac.uk
Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at ic.ac.uk the following message;
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at ic.ac.uk)
More information about the Xml-dev