Is CDATA "structure"?

Kay Michael Michael.Kay at
Thu Jul 15 15:43:08 BST 1999

> So, my question is should CDATA sections in an XML document 
> be considered structural, and warrant being displayed in an XML editor

CDATA boundaries are not part of the infoset so they should not be treated
as information-bearing by an XML application. But XML editors like to
preserve non-information-bearing aspects of your document, assuming that if
you chose to use CDATA rather than character entities, say, then you did so
for a reason and would like the document left that way.

Mike Kay

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