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Re: CDATA sections in W3C XML Infoset
- From: John Aldridge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: Bob Kline <email@example.com>
- Date: Fri, 30 Mar 2001 18:12:09 +0100
At 12:00 30/03/2001 -0500, Bob Kline wrote:
>On Fri, 30 Mar 2001, John Aldridge wrote:
> > At 10:54 30/03/2001 -0500, Bob Kline wrote:
> > >Before you even think about suggesting how easy it would be to restore
> > >the angle brackets in the embedded document, let me point out that the
> > >< and > which are not delimiters for the element tags in the
> > >embedded document cannot be "restored" to < and >, and I submit that it
> > >is impossible in some cases to distinguish which those were. Therefore
> > >information has been lost.
> > Perhaps I'm being thick today, but I don't see the problem. Can you
> > a little?
>Sure. Try handing the following "document" to your favorite XML parser
>and watch what happens.
That's not the question I was asking, though. I'm aware that, e.g., your
document might start out like
and that it might be converted to
by an infoset compliant application. What I don't understand it why it's
impossible for you to reverse the transformation.