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  • From: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 29 Jul 1998 18:22:04 -0400 (EDT)

[Christina Portillo]
> The XML defintion of CharData confuses me when I try to read
> it. Does this really force inclusion of the "-" and "]]>" in
> CharData?
> 	[14] CharData	::= [^<&]* - ([^<&]* ']]>' [^<&]*)
> It seems to read that CharData is:
> (Char less [^<&]* ) followed by  -  followed by (Char less [^<&]*)
> followed by ]]> followed by (Char less [^<&]*)

Please read section 6, "Notation", of REC-XML.  In this instance,

   A - B
          matches any string that matches A but does not match B.

would be helpful, but I think you should probably read the entire spec
through once, and then read it again and see if any questions remain.

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      • From: "Portillo, Christina" <Alice.Portillo@PSS.Boeing.com>


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