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

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Fri Oct 30 18:48:48 GMT 1998

>Quite correct -- as I've pointed out in another posting, there is no
>explicit upper limit on the amount of information a parser may report.
>The real problem here is simply that the spec cannot answer my
>(originally, Henry's) question, and will have to be fixed.

This whole thread just reconfirms my view, stated a couple of weeks ago,
that the current spec is hopelessly informal and we need some PhD student to
sit down and produce a version in Z or something similar.

Incidentally, if we want to be picky (and we do), a corrollory of the first
assertion above is that a parser (read XML processor) is not required to
distingush the data it is passing to the application because the XML-REC
says it must, from data that it's passing to the application because it's
having a bad day.

Mike Kay

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