Is CDATA "structure"?

Tim Bray tbray at
Thu Jul 15 17:45:45 BST 1999

At 08:54 AM 7/15/99 -0400, Tom Otvos wrote:
>So, my question is should CDATA sections in an XML document be considered
>structural, and warrant being displayed in an XML editor

No and yes.  I.e. I think <![CDATA[<x>]]> is effectively identical
to &lt;x> for all practical purposes.  Having said that, I think it
might be a very desirable feature in an XML editor to preserve my
CDATA sections where possible. -Tim

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