Re: CDATA Sections

Subject: Re: CDATA Sections
From: ht@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Henry S. Thompson)
Date: 19 Aug 1998 21:00:40 +0100
"Richard Lander" <relander@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

>  How do CDATA sections work with XSL? Are they thought to be equivalent to
> character data? Would the following two fragments be rendered in the same
> way?

The XML 1.0 recommendation makes it clear that the answer is not up to
XSL.  Doesn't matter what anybody thinks, they ARE equivalent.  CDATA
sections are a notational device for including relatively
unconstrained text as #PCDATA element content without the need of
obtrusive character or entity references.  See the same section James
pointed to in his recent posting, from memory I think it's 2.7.1.

  Henry S. Thompson, HCRC Language Technology Group, University of Edinburgh
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