david at megginson.com david at megginson.com
Wed Jan 13 18:23:21 GMT 1999

Bill la Forge writes:

 > From: John Cowan <cowan at locke.ccil.org>
 > >XML *has* CDATA attributes.  What are you thinking of here?
 > And here I thought you could not include &'s in attribute data.

That's not what a CDATA attribute means in SGML or XML -- the
terminology is admittedly confusing, but for attributes CDATA means
"not a token", while for content it means "restricted delimiter
recognition".  Neither XML nor SGML allows literal '&' in an attribute
value (except that SGML has bizarre delimiter-in-context rules that
allow you to use literal '&' and '<' sometimes).

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at megginson.com

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