When to use NMTOKEN, CDATA attributes?

Amit Rekhi amitr at abinfosys.com
Thu Jan 27 12:44:33 GMT 2000


When designing a DTD, while deciding the attribute value types
when should one use a CDATA attribute type and when to use
a NMTOKEN attribute type?

Syntactically looking at the production rules, the difference is clear
But, semantically when should one use one over the other? Why?

Thanks in advance for any replies,

Amit Rekhi,
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