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   Re: Is anyone using CDATA?

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  • From: "Michael Kay" <M.H.Kay@eng.icl.co.uk>
  • To: "Parik Rao" <parikr@pointcast.com>, <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Feb 1998 16:04:44 -0000

>Anyone have experiences with CDATA ?  We're interested in inserting
>non-XML markup and BLOBs into XML files, and the best way seems to be

I don't think CDATA is useful for inserting binary data into XML files,
because there is no way of escaping the terminating "]]>". I think the best
way to do it, if you want to do it inline, is to use Base64 encoding, and
you don't need CDATA.

Mike Kay

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