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- From: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: XML Dev <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 03 Jun 1999 15:20:38 -0400
Navreena Gill wrote:
> Thanks a lot for replying to my question regarding & in an element's
> value. I have been trying to read REC-xml-199.. of W3C to get list of
> such forbidden characters. Looks like & < ' " %.
% is only an issue within DTDs, not within document instances.
' and " are an issue only in attribute values that are enclosed
in ' and " respectively.
< and & are a problem everywhere.
> I was offered suggestion
> to use CDATA for using & in the value. What is CDATA?
You can suppress the special meaning of all characters within
document content (not attribute values) by enclosing them
in the special quotation marks "<![CDATA[" and "]]>". Of course,
the appearance of "]]>" within your data will screw even this up.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (Finnegans Wake 16.5)
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