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- From: Vivek Agrawala <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Jarle Stabell <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 12:26:09 -0500
Jarle Stabell wrote:
> Explicit CData Marker
> Instead of having to confront a DTD in order to find out whether an
> element(type) is CData or not, I feel it would be better if this info were
> explicit in the document instance.
> F.i. by adding a special CData symbol at the end of the start-tag if one
> wants its content treated as CData.
> If the symbol is present, the content is "plain/unstructured" text (CData),
> if it's not, the content is tagged/structured text (Mixed/PCData).
> Example: (Here the symbol '*' is used to indicate CData)
> <MyText>This is not CData, <MyText*>but this is! Here I can write &, <,
> <element> or whatever I want without being concerned about clashing with
> other "magic" symbols until the end-tag.</MyText></MyText>
Don't CDATA sections provide this functionality already?
Your example would go something like:
<MyText>This is not CData, <![CDATA[but this is! Here I can write &, <,
<element> or whatever I want without being concerned about clashing with
other "magic" symbols until the end-tag.]]></MyText>
The only limitation is that you can't have the string ']]>' within
the CDATA section.
-- Vivek Agrawala, Ph.D.
Siemens Corporate Research, Inc. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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