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   RE: CDATA Section Support (was RE: SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1)

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  • From: Ronald Bourret <rbourret@ito.tu-darmstadt.de>
  • To: "'XML Developers' List'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 21:03:26 +0100

David Megginson writes:

> If this kind of thing does matter (as it probably would to you),
> perhaps your friend could configure her editor to select certain
> element types that would always have their content CDATA escaped on
> export (nearly every document type has only one or two candidates,
> such as HTML <pre>).
> Even if your friend's editor didn't support that, nearly anyone on
> this list could hack together a Perl or Java program in about 15
> minutes that you allow you to do something like
>   xml-cdata-escape mydoc.xml example > mydoc2.xml

I buy the first argument (seems like a reasonable feature of an XML editor) 
but not the second. Most users of such systems are unlikely to be able to 
hack together such a program and they may or may not have a friendly 
programmer to whom they can turn.

-- Ron Bourret

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