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- From: Chris Maden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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- Date: Tue, 16 Dec 1997 12:25:50 -0500
> Chris Maden wrote:
> > You are correct; ']]>' is forbidden in element content, as it
> > should be.
> The reason for this is not just SGML compatibility, it is
> robustness. A floating MDC is almost certainly an error in the
That's true; but I find it easier to argue from standards than from
philosophy, especially in cases like this where others will disagree:
> I don't think you're being particularly user-friendly here. The most
> likely reason for a floating "]]>" is that the software-writer was
> lazy and forgot to escape it.
Then the writer *must* be warned. See _The SGML FAQ Book_, question
2.9; the potential messy ramifications of stray marked section end
delimiters are many, and the potential damage quite high.
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