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   Re: Possible changes for XML 2nd Edition

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  • From: John Cowan <cowan@locke.ccil.org>
  • To: pandeng@telepath.com
  • Date: Wed, 24 May 100 23:22:11 -0400 (EDT)

Steve Schafer scripsit:

> Speaking of which, I don't know if there is an existing erratum or
> not, but I find the language of section 2.4 to be ambiguous and
> confusing. In particular, these two sentences seem to be in direct
> contradiction:
> "The right angle bracket (>) may be represented using the string
> '&gt;', and must, for compatibility, be escaped using '&gt;' or a
> character reference when it appears in the string ']]>' in content..."
> "In the content of elements, character data is any string of
> characters which does not contain the start-delimiter of any markup."

No real conflict, I think.  It's true that a CDATA section is always in the
content of some element, but the second sentence refers to the
*immediate* character-data content of elements. 

John Cowan                                   cowan@ccil.org
	Yes, I know the message date is bogus.  I can't help it.
		--me, on far too many occasions

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