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RE: CDATA sections in W3C XML Infoset

On Wed, 28 Mar 2001, Gavin Thomas Nicol wrote:

> > I think there should be a standard way to 
> > normalize a DOM tree so that CDATASection 
> > nodes disappear.

> While I can see that value in this, I have a
> question...
> Given that the DOM allows adjacent Text nodes unless
> normalise() is called, and CDATASection nodes extend 
> the interfaces of Text, how would your processing
> change if you just dealt with Text alone?

It wouldn't, necessarily, but presumably an implementation of
normalize() has a chance of being more efficient than doing the same
thing by creating new nodes and replacing old ones using DOM calls.

Richard Lanyon, Software Engineer     DecisionSoft Ltd.
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