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- To: "Tony Opatha" <firstname.lastname@example.org>,<email@example.com>
- Subject: RE: [xml-dev] CDATA processing problem using Xerces-J validating parser
- From: "Dare Obasanjo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 21:57:55 -0700
- Thread-index: AcM2Hvsu+/46+ohaRm2fbLsUD44iigAAF1Ra
- Thread-topic: [xml-dev] CDATA processing problem using Xerces-J validating parser
It is a common misconception that information within a CDATA section is not processed by the XML parser but instead is skipped. Unfortunately this is incorrect. CDATA sections are at best a shorthand mechanism that prevents having to escape certain characters not a directive to the XML parser to halt processing until further notice.
From: Tony Opatha [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Wed 6/18/2003 9:54 PM
Subject: [xml-dev] CDATA processing problem using Xerces-J validating parser
I have a XML doc instance that contains CDATA section:
"<![CDATA[" and ends with "]]>"
Parsers validating this XML are supposed to ignore the
CDATA. XML Spy validates the XML instance fine using
its corresponding XSD which defines the CDATA as
Now when I use in run-time Xeres-J parser it seems to
be processing the CDATA and obviously fails to
validate the CDATA section since it has all types of
illegal characters in it:
Here is the error I get:
org.xml.sax.SAXException: Data not belonging to any element encountered: 32.com Record
Any ideas why this is a problem.
I believe this may be a Xerces 1.4 parser. Does xerces support
correct handling of CDATA???
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