Is CDATA "structure"?

John Cowan cowan at
Mon Jul 19 15:55:37 BST 1999

Matt Sergeant wrote:

> However I believe you're also slightly incorrect.
> XML parsers (at least expat does) convert CRLF combinations to their OS
> equivalents. On Windows this means leave as-is. On Unix this means convert
> to LF, on MacOS this means convert to #x12#x15 (I think - could be the other
> way around, I've never had to suffer at a Mac's hands).

The mac uses CR as line end.  But all XML processors must report
CR/LF, CR, and LF as LF, on all platforms.  (XML *applications*
can rewrite the LF as something else if they want, naturally.)

> At least this has
> been my experience.

I can't believe that expat violates the rules to such an extent.
	John Cowan	cowan at
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