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

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Nov 2 15:32:00 GMT 1998

Borden, Jonathan wrote:

> Alternatively, you can expose both CDATA as an element of type CDATA and as
> text within the TEXT element. This would preserve the intended behavior
> w.r.t. text as well as allowing the option of iterating over CDATA elements
> for interested parties.

Actually, the only thing you can do with a Text node that you can't
do with a CDATA node is merge it with an adjacent Text node, a very
minor capability which can easily be simulated.

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