John Cowan cowan at locke.ccil.org
Mon Jul 19 22:05:13 BST 1999

Simon St.Laurent wrote:

> 4.229 PCDATA: Parsed character data
> CDATA (at 254:14 and 140:13) is just character data.
> Basically, it looks like the difference is that markup (elements,
> attributes, entities) is recognized in areas declared as parsed character
> data but not in areas declared just plain character data.

This definition is useful for PCDATA, but dangerously misleading
for CDATA.  CDATA content doesn't exist in XML; CDATA sections are
as described, but values of CDATA attributes *do* recognize
markup.  Go figure.

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