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

Richard Tobin richard at
Tue Nov 3 17:07:51 GMT 1998

> (SGML has a CDATA keyword you can use instead of content models: XML was
> felt not to need it because you could use <![CDATA[, however that perhaps
> shows the mind of the XML WG at that time, in that they were down-playing
> the need for schemas.)

Surely the unanswerable argument against CDATA elements in XML was
they prevent you from parsing a document without the DTD.  Just like
optional start/end tags, and unmarked empty elements.

-- Richard

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