Why no ']]>' in CharData?
cowan at locke.ccil.org
Sun Nov 28 02:11:51 GMT 1999
Don Park scripsit:
> Hmm, I see now. The relevant sentence is: "The right angle
> bracket (>) MAY be represented using the string ">", and
> MUST, for compatibility, be escaped using ">" or a
> character reference when it appears in the string "]]>" in
> content, when that string is not marking the end of a CDATA
What was the SGML reason for forbidding ]]> in parsed character data?
> 'for compatibility' is defined as: "A feature of XML included
> solely to ensure that XML remains compatible with SGML."
> I think it is fairly safe to say that SML will not be
> compatible with SGML.
Well, surely there will be some escape for < provided in SML.
Suppose it is <, which is both XML and HTML. In that case,
it wouldn't be much brain strain to require > for >, thus
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