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Re: CDATA sections in W3C XML Infoset

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Philippe Le Hegaret wrote:
> Richard Lanyon wrote:

> > While I admit that CDATA sections are just syntactic sugar, there
> > isn't any way to tell a DOM to automatically convert all its CDATA
> > sections to text nodes other than physically looping through the tree
> > and converting them yourself. You could do it at parse time, but that
> > assumes you have control of the parser, which isn't necessarily the
> > case.

> DOM Level 3 is addressing this issue (controlling the parser):
> http://www.w3.org/TR/2001/WD-DOM-Level-3-CMLS-20010209/load-save.html#LS-Interfaces-DOMBuilder

> To remove CDATA nodes, you'll be able to use the cdata-nodes option.

That's exactly what I want, yes. Thanks for the pointer. Now I just
have to tell the people upstairs to wait for a DOM 3 impementation.

Richard Lanyon, Software Engineer     DecisionSoft Ltd.
Telephone: +44-1865-203192            http://www.decisionsoft.com
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