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RE: Using CDATA sections for element content??
- From: Jerry Murray <Jmurray@Ironplanet.com>
- To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 07 Feb 2001 11:39:39 -0800
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: firstname.lastname@example.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