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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: XML Dev <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- 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 "]]>"
The point was that conversions like ">" becomes ">" 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 email@example.com
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