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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: XML Dev <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Feb 1999 14:23:50 -0500

Robert Hanson wrote:

> Am I wrong in saying that the answer would be that the symbol ">" should not
> show up in the non-XML text anyway?  Wouldn't it be converted to an entity
> reference?  Like this...
> "]]>" in the text body would become "]]&gt;"

The point was that conversions like ">" becomes "&gt;" aren't
necessary if you use CDATA sections, only the one bad case of
"]]>" which is illegal in plain XML character data as well as
terminating the CDATA section, and so must become something like
"]]]]><![CDATA[<", which is "]]" followed by "]]>" to end the
CDATA section plus "<![CDATA[" to start another CDATA section
plus ">".  There are other ways to do it, of course.

John Cowan	http://www.ccil.org/~cowan		cowan@ccil.org
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