XML - NG
paul at prescod.net
Mon Jan 18 04:38:00 GMT 1999
Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> From: Tim Bray <tbray at textuality.com>
> >We have CDATA attribute content. CDATA element content is B.A.D.
> >as designed) in SGML because it terminates with the first </ -Tim
> Too strong. CDATA elements per se are not BAD. I have processed many
> SGML documents with CDATA element types and never had any problem.
> They are just inappropriate for XML.
You and Tim seem to agree. Tim says: yhe CDATA element content feature is
poorly designed, non-intuitive and thus not very self-describing.
In other words: it is Broken As Designed.
You seem to be saying that they can still be useful. I can accept that,
though I'd never use one myself.
So the union of your points of view is that CDATA element types are B.A.D.
but occasionally useful.
Paul Prescod - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself
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