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- From: Paul Prescod <email@example.com>
- To: "XML developers' list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:50:00 -0500
Toby Speight wrote:
> (Using entities may or may not be a better move, depending on one's
> assessment of the source material. It's an inescapable fact that all
> included material needs a stage of processing before insertion. In
> fact, the more I think about it, the more dangerous I think CDATA
> marked sections are, because they enable one to get away with it
> *almost every time*, thus increasing the likelihood of a quick-fix
> solution appearing to work despite containing an (obscure) bug.)
I think that CDATA marked sections cause obscure bugs.
For example, this code is not valid:
if (g[ j [ i ]]> 5) print "foo"
The second marked section end delimiter will cause an error message. It
will not be interpreted as content as you might expect.
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