CDATA by any other name... (was The raw and the cooked)

Paul Prescod papresco at
Mon Nov 2 00:10:58 GMT 1998

Lauren Wood wrote:
> If the CDATA section
> is simply an escaping mechanism, then the data can be
> transformed before being passed to the DOM, in which case the
> DOM will never see a CDATA section. Should the CDATA section
> have some other significance, the parser can leave it as a CDATA
> section and pass it to the DOM, which will respect it.

Is there a standard way for the DOM client software to say whether it
wants access to CDATA sections or not?

 Paul Prescod  -

"I don't want you to describe to me -- not ever -- what you were doing
to that poor boy to make him sound like that; but if you ever do it
again, please cover his mouth with your hand," Grandmother said.
	-- John Irving, "A Prayer for Owen Meany"

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