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  • From: "Simon St.Laurent" <simonstl@simonstl.com>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 13 Jan 1999 13:25:16 -0500

At 01:09 PM 1/13/99 -0500, John Cowan wrote:
>Bill la Forge wrote:
>> And here I thought you could not include &'s in attribute data.
>You can't.  Nor <'s either.  But CDATA in "CDATA attribute" does not
>mean the same thing as in "CDATA element content", which does not
>mean the same as in "CDATA section".

Which suggests that at some point a colossal renaming scheme is in order.  

Maybe the XML spec itself needs namespaces; just imagine:

element:CDATA - for CDATA element content
attribute:CDATA - for CDATA attributes
section:CDATA - for CDATA marked sections

No, it wouldn't work well that way, but it would certainly be interesting...

Simon St.Laurent
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