Is CDATA "structure"?

Paul Prescod paul at
Fri Jul 16 03:39:49 BST 1999

John Cowan wrote:
> Paul Prescod wrote:
> > I consider it a limitation of the infoset that it supports some types of
> > applications and not others. It may still be rectified. The spec. already
> > has a concept of optional information items so I would expect (e.g.) CDATA
> > and unknown entity reference to fall into that category.
> And so they do.

I don't see CDATA information items in the latest spec. I see this:

"3.An indication of whether the character was included literally, as a
character reference, as part of a CDATA section, or through one of the
predefined XML entities."

How do I know when one CDATA section begins and another ends? Will I have
the same problem with entity references?

 Paul Prescod  - ISOGEN Consulting Engineer speaking for only himself

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