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Rich Salz scripsit:
> > It's safest to treat > as special too, because of the bare possibility
> > of ]]> in character content.
> Only if they have the CDATA start, right?

No.  It's illegal to have ]]> anywhere in character content except at
the end of a CDATA section.  For example, this is not well-formed:

	<foo>Illegal ]]> in character content</foo>

This is a holdover from SGML.

> > And of course attribute values need &apos; or &quot;.
> Only if the attribute value needs both quotes, which I put into the
> not-often category.

True, although I think it's simpler to just pick one quotation style
and escape a single character rather than trying to be clever about
using the "correct" quotation mark in each case.

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