CDATA Section Support (was RE: SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1)

David Megginson david at
Wed Mar 24 20:33:15 GMT 1999

Ronald Bourret writes:


 > > Even if your friend's editor didn't support that, nearly anyone
 > > on this list could hack together a Perl or Java program in about
 > > 15 minutes that you allow you to do something like
 > >
 > >   xml-cdata-escape mydoc.xml example > mydoc2.xml
 > I buy the first argument (seems like a reasonable feature of an XML
 > editor) but not the second. Most users of such systems are unlikely
 > to be able to hack together such a program and they may or may not
 > have a friendly programmer to whom they can turn.

Ah, yes, but people who edit their XML in a text editor probably would 
be capable of starting a command-line application.  What I'm
suggesting is that *something* had to be written -- either the simple
filter or full CDATA support for all DOM applications.  Full CDATA
support won (love it or leave it), but the other might have been a
little easier.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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