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   Re: ]]> within a CDATA marked section ?

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  • From: Paul Prescod <papresco@technologist.com>
  • To: "xml-dev@ic.ac.uk" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 09:36:54 -0500

Jarle Stabell wrote:
> BTW: Do people think XML parsers generally will/should complain about a ]]> when it for *compatibility* should be ]]&gt; ?

I think that they should. This requirement seems strange at first, but
it stops mistakes like the one you made. You can never accidently make a
CDATA marked section end be content.

> I assume the reasons for *not* allowing "if x<>nil then doSomething" as legal content is because it is better for users that & and < are consistently not allowed for anything than markup, but I'm not convinced about this.
> (At least it seems trivial for parsers to check this situation)

Parser writers are rebelling at the number of trivial things that they
must manage.

 Paul Prescod

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