Why no ']]>' in CharData?

Don Park donpark at docuverse.com
Sun Nov 28 03:59:51 GMT 1999

>I think we can get the best of both worlds if we allow
>']]>' in SML/DML, but the spec should state that for
>compatibility with XML one should express this sequence
>as ']]>'.  Escaping should not be required, though.

How about addressing this issue in a separate guideline
spec for people mixing SML and XML.  This would leave
this rather arcane detail out of the SML spec.

>This would mandate that something external to a document
>identify the document as SML/DML or XML.  MIME types
>work.  I'd want this distinction anyway, since it would
>allow me to optimize for SML/DML when I've got it.  The
>parsing and internal data structures would simplify,
>and GUI could free the user up from XML's oddities.



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