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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 20:58:28 -0800

>> But the problem is now we are incompatible with XML
>> documents that did not escape &gt; in character data.
>What of that?  We are incompatible with XML documents that
>use PIs, or entities, or attributes.  But SML documents would be
>fully compatible with XML processors (modulo the question of
>matching _content_ rather than _document_).
>With these rules, &lt; &gt; &amp; are the only entity
>references and they are all mandatory.  Very simple.
>(If we allow legacy encodings, then we need some
>kind of character references as well, presumably &#xnnn; .)

Well, you convinced me.  I originally wanted to remove
all predefined character entities and rely on just numeric
character entities, but I can live with just &lt;, &gt;,
and &amp;.


Don Park    -   mailto:donpark@docuverse.com
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