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- From: David Megginson <email@example.com>
- To: "'XML Developers' List'" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 14:28:04 -0500 (EST)
Bill la Forge writes:
> Again, is anyone aware of why CDATA is preserved by the DOM?
> What was the reasoning behind this decision? Other things, like
> whitespace within an element tag or even attribute order, are not preserved.
> Why then was CDATA?
I would guess that the DOM WG believed that users of XML editors and
repositories would want to see CDATA section boundaries and comments
survive a round trip in and out of the tools. Personally, I am
extremely skeptical, but I have heard this argument many times from
the employees of the vendors themselves.
All the best,
David Megginson email@example.com
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