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- From: "Rick Jelliffe" <email@example.com>
- To: "ML XMLDev" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 17 Jan 1999 19:03:07 +1100
From: Tim Bray <email@example.com>
>We have CDATA attribute content. CDATA element content is B.A.D.
>as designed) in SGML because it terminates with the first </ -Tim
Too strong. CDATA elements per se are not BAD. I have processed many
SGML documents with CDATA element types and never had any problem.
They are just inappropriate for XML.
If one does not have structure-using tools (e.g.you are using sed rather
than OmniMark) then CDATA elements can sometimes cause a complication.
On the other hand, sometimes CDATA elements simplify matters: for
example, if you have a document of simple database fields, one per line:
for non CDATA elements you have to have more code, to handle possible
The Desparate Perl Hacker (DPH) is certainly a good class of user for
XML to support. But being a DPH in a commercial company is probably a
sign of management or technical incompetence somewhere. Using the right
tools for the job is important in any trade.
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