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RE: Using CDATA sections for element content??

I should have made it clear when I said that we are not using entities that
I was not excluding internal entities as a way of escaping special
characters.   We are not, however, using external or parameter entities.

>  -----Original Message-----
> From: 	Jerry Murray  
> Sent:	Wednesday, February 07, 2001 11:23 AM
> To:	xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject:	Using CDATA sections for element content??
> 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?
> Jerry Murray
> jmurray@ironplanet.com
> 925-225-8746