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- From: Paul Prescod <email@example.com>
- To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>
- 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 ]]> ?
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
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