Why no ']]>' in CharData?

Joe Lapp jlapp at webmethods.com
Sun Nov 28 04:18:28 GMT 1999

At 11:23 PM 11/27/1999 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>I am suggesting that ">" be forbidden in SML character data altogether. [...]

Eeks.  I worry about readability.  But we've already lost some readability by throwing out '<'.  I like the simplicity, and it intuitively follows from having to escape '<'.

Could minimize user confusion: "But the text already contains 'x > y', so I don't understand why 'x < y' doesn't work."

I'll sign up for this approach.
Joe Lapp              (Looking for some good people to help design
Senior Engineer        and build the Internet's business-to-business
webMethods, Inc.       XML infrastructure.  We are 100% Java.)
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