scripts and PIs
Thomas B. Passin
tpassin at idsonline.com
Fri Oct 15 14:22:49 BST 1999
Rick Jelliffe wrote:
> So, in the case of SCRIPT in HTML, I think it should be an element
> not a PI. There is no special processing that a PI invokes at the
> point of its declaration in an HTML document.
Generally, I agree that a SCRIPT could (should) be an element. But some
script languages or even statements require specific formatting. For
depends on specific indenting; etc. I can imagine that a processor, finding
a PI at that point, would preserve the special formatting where otherwise it
would not. Of course, the processor could simply know to preserve
formatting when it hits a <SCRIPT> element.
If the processor is XSLT, SCRIPT elements with "<" and "&" characters can be
output properly for HTML (according to the more recent drafts of XSLT), so
here we don't need PIs or CDATA either.
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