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Re: CDATA sections in W3C XML Infoset

On Sat, 31 Mar 2001, David Carlisle wrote:

>    In this case "my software" is the Xerces DOM parser, and yes, I am
>    saying that this software treats <![CDATA[<a/>]]> differently from
>    &lt;a/&gt;.
> yes the parser might flag all sorts of stuff like line numbers in the
> source, comments etc, as well as cdata sections but why does the
> application you layer over that care about cdata?

There's a difference between depending on behavior which you observe in
a package and depending on behavior specified by a published interface
specification.  If I know that an embedded document has been placed in a
CDATA section, and the contract in the API tells me that it will be
given to me as the value of a CDATA section, it seems reasonable to look
for the CDATA node when we go to extract the embedded document.

Bob Kline