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

John Cowan cowan at
Tue Nov 3 17:12:40 GMT 1998

Lauren Wood replied to me:

> > 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.

In the words of Hyman Kaplan:  "I described.  I did not condemn."

John Cowan		cowan at
	You tollerday donsk?  N.  You tolkatiff scowegian?  Nn.
	You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
		Clear all so!  'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)

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