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   Re: Why no ']]>' in CharData?

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 23:23:23 -0500 (EST)

Don Park scripsit:

> Yes it is &lt; in SML.  It is not the support of &gt; that is
> expensive.  It is the fact that every conforming SML processor
> will have to make sure there is no ']]>' in content and issue
> error if there is.  This is nonsense from SML point of view.

I am suggesting that ">" be forbidden in SML character data altogether.
That way no check for "]]>" is needed at all.  In addition,
all ">"s are guaranteed to be tag terminators, which makes
for a simple inner dispatch loop.

> I would rather support full i18n over this.

The hint you asked for: not doing i18n is asking for trouble
before, during, and after the fact.  Supporting legacy *encodings*
may be unnecessary.  Failing to support the Unicode character set
is plain retrograde.

John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
       I am a member of a civilization. --David Brin

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