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   Re: CDATA, PCDATA and IE5 XMLspy

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  • From: tpassin@home.com
  • To: <xml-dev@XML.ORG>
  • Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 08:54:12 -0400

Jacques Steyn asks -

> I am curious to find out why IE5 and XMLSpy in some cases give an error
> message when an element is declared as CDATA, but no error message when
> this is changed to PCDATA, even if the data is NOT supposed to be
> parsed. Doczilla gives no error message.
In XML, an element cannot contain CDATA, but can contain #PCDATA.  An
attribute can contain CDATA, but not PCDATA.  So this behavior seems right.

Tom Passin

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