On a more pleasant note

Barry Paul bpaul at wbtsystems.com
Fri Sep 17 22:44:43 BST 1999

[using CDATA to hide HTML]
> Actually, it's by far the worst of the three.  When someone is
> actually generating the markup (as Tim is in this case), then there
> are immense advantages to being able to process the HTML with the same

Well, I was thinking of a situation where the HTML was not being 
generated by Tim. In this case there is more than a possibility
that the HTML will not be well formed or valid. In this case 
#1 would not work.

> #2 is also pretty awful, but at least it won't blow up if the HTML
> happens to contain the "]]>" character sequence (say, as an
> emoticon?).

I agree, all the solutions are pretty horrible. Have you any other
suggestions as to how "real-world" HTML could be encapsulated in


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