Is CDATA "structure"?

Tom Otvos tom.otvos at
Thu Jul 15 16:20:27 BST 1999

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Matt Sergeant [mailto:matt.sergeant at]
> Sorry, I know this doesn't answer your question though, but 
> that's only
> because I didn't quite understand what you were saying. It 
> sounded as though
> you were saying that the XML editors (or your parser) 
> *weren't* preserving
> carriage returns in CDATA sections. Any editor that does this 
> should be
> thrown out IMHO - it's broken behaviour. Of course if that's 
> not what you're
> saying, perhaps you could be a little more clear for me.

Yes, it is the parser (expat) that does not preserve carriage returns, a
fact which, while inconvenient, is consistent with the XML spec on
end-of-line handling (section 2.11).

Tom Otvos
Director of Research, Pervasive Software Inc.
"Try not! Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda

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