SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1
david at megginson.com
Wed Mar 24 19:27:51 GMT 1999
Bill la Forge writes:
> Again, is anyone aware of why CDATA is preserved by the DOM?
> What was the reasoning behind this decision? Other things, like
> whitespace within an element tag or even attribute order, are not preserved.
> Why then was CDATA?
I would guess that the DOM WG believed that users of XML editors and
repositories would want to see CDATA section boundaries and comments
survive a round trip in and out of the tools. Personally, I am
extremely skeptical, but I have heard this argument many times from
the employees of the vendors themselves.
All the best,
David Megginson david at megginson.com
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