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Re: Using CDATA sections for element content??

Jerry Murray wrote:
> A business partner has asked that we use CDATA sections for all element
> content so they don't have to worry about handling special characters.
> I'd rather not since it handling special characters seems like a trivial
> problem.  There is a clear issue of whether the "raw" document is easier to
> "read" if it uses " ...<![CDATA[ ..." as opppose to using escape sequences.
> But for our application, the "raw" document will very seldom ever be view in
> the text form so these distinctions are not very important.  This is also a
> very limited application with basically simple content.  We are not using
> entities or namespaces in the content so the issues associated with those
> are not a factor.
> Are there other issues that I have not identified?

Maybe that CDATA are not 100% safe if you don't want to do any character
escaping since they can't include the sequence "]]"...


> Jerry Murray
> jmurray@ironplanet.com
> 925-225-8746

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