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> > More creatively, there may also be times where the use of CDATA
> sections is appropriate, so simply nuking all of them isn't the right
> Yeah, exactly -- use CDATA (or escaped XML) when you want a 
> text node. That is actually a whole lot of cases.

I always suspect that software that blindly wraps everything in CDATA
sections regardless of its content is probably not bothering to check
whether the text contains "]]>".

But as other current threads show, there are a lot of folks out there,
including some who work for absurdly profitable software companies, who
reckon that if it works 99.99% of the time, that's good enough.

Michael Kay


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