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- From: "Don Park" <email@example.com>
- To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 17:58:14 -0800
>On Sat, 27 Nov 1999, Don Park wrote:
>> What is the reason for special treatment of ']]>' in
>> character data?
>See the third paragraph of Section 2.4 of the Recommendation.
>for compatibility, i.e. so an SGML processor can parse an XML document.
Hmm, I see now. The relevant sentence is: "The right angle
bracket (>) MAY be represented using the string ">", and
MUST, for compatibility, be escaped using ">" or a
character reference when it appears in the string "]]>" in
content, when that string is not marking the end of a CDATA
'for compatibility' is defined as: "A feature of XML included
solely to ensure that XML remains compatible with SGML."
I think it is fairly safe to say that SML will not be
compatible with SGML.
Don Park - mailto:email@example.com
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