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Re: [xml-dev] MicroXML and &

Original Message From: "John Cowan"

> It's required in XML, because if you need to have "]]>" in character
> content, it has to be written "]]>" or the NCR equivalent.  MicroXML
> requires all instances of ">" to be ">" for consistency.  However,
> this is not true in attribute values, primarily for compatibility with
> Canonical XML.  I would consider requests to change this.

Escaping > to > can be a bit of a pain when including example code in

It would be nice to say that nobody in their right mind would include ]]> in
their documents (unless they were documenting XML!) and we can just turn a
blind eye to that XML compatibility issue!  (Googling ]]> yields nothing but 
that might say more about what Google indexes than what is out there.)

Pete Cordell
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