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

Lauren Wood lauren at
Tue Nov 3 16:50:11 GMT 1998

On 3 Nov 98, at 11:39, John Cowan wrote:

> The current XPointer draft allows PIs to be referred to on equal terms
> with elements (except for not having a GI or attributes or sub-elements).
> The DOM has a ProcessingInstruction node, though pseudo-attribute parsing
> is not performed.

This would be a possibility, but this reading of the content of a PI 
isn't in the XML spec, so the DOM WG didn't want to add 
semantics that weren't in the spec. So we stuck to the simple 
target+data approach, at least for Level 1.


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