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

John Cowan cowan at
Wed Nov 4 15:49:19 GMT 1998

Ronald Bourret wrote:

> Why not?  This would be very useful for constraining what can be put
> into a database, many (most?) of which do not support Unicode.

Because I thought XML (and Unicode) were in the business of enabling,
not constraining.  Lack of support for anything but Western Europe
is an unfortunate misfeature to be worked around.  Perhaps the
routines that will later read from the database (not in XML, I assume)
can be taught to understand HCRs.

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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