CDATA problem

John Cowan cowan at
Thu Sep 30 20:18:32 BST 1999

John Evdemon scripsit:

> According to the W3C recommendation, the only characters permitted within a
> CDATA section are:
>      #x9 | #xA | #xD | [#x20-#xD7FF] | [#xE000-#xFFFD] | [#x10000-#x10FFFF]

This is not specific to CDATA, but has to do with XML in general:
most control characters are illegal.

> Any ideas on how else I could embed this data in an XML document?

Encode it in Base64 notation is usually the best bet.

John Cowan                                   cowan at
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