SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1

James Tauber jtauber at
Thu Mar 25 06:27:31 GMT 1999

> I'm having trouble imagining how a CDATA section can have semantic meaning
> in all but the most abusive ways.  (Hmmm, there's a CDATA section.  Fire
> the pizza delivery DLL.)  Could you give an example?  Thanks.

The different ways of expressing character data (literal, CDATA section,
character references) as well as other things like ignorable whitespace,
comments, even physical (ie entity) structure, etc are irrelevant for most
applications, but there is the odd application that wants to know about such
things. The standard example is an XML editor.


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