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   RE: Why no ']]>' in CharData?

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  • From: "Don Park" <donpark@docuverse.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Sat, 27 Nov 1999 20:02:09 -0800

>I think we can get the best of both worlds if we allow
>']]>' in SML/DML, but the spec should state that for
>compatibility with XML one should express this sequence
>as ']]&gt;'.  Escaping should not be required, though.

How about addressing this issue in a separate guideline
spec for people mixing SML and XML.  This would leave
this rather arcane detail out of the SML spec.

>This would mandate that something external to a document
>identify the document as SML/DML or XML.  MIME types
>work.  I'd want this distinction anyway, since it would
>allow me to optimize for SML/DML when I've got it.  The
>parsing and internal data structures would simplify,
>and GUI could free the user up from XML's oddities.



Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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