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Re: CDATA sections in W3C XML Infoset
- From: "Martin v. Loewis" <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 15:00:27 +0200
> As I just noted, normalize() shouldn't be guaranteed to succeed.
And you gave out-of-memory as a potential reason for failure. I hope
it should not be allowed to fail silently, though - if it fails for
some reason, it ought to report the failure.
> Even so, the example above is simplistic... if I choose to, I
> can break the code above any number of ways.
One way you are proposing is to use entity references; I guess another
is to put a comment inside the string I'm searching.
> At the end of the day, almost every application has some number of
> constraints on the actual use of XML. If that is not the case, it's
> better to normalize, then process.
That seems to be the conclusion. However, I then would like to see
more powerful normalization operations in the DOM itself - assuming
that my example falls into a class of common applications.