RE: CDATA Section Support (was RE: SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandlerdraft v.1.1)
Tim Bray wrote: > At 10:13 PM 3/24/99 +0100, Ronald Bourret wrote: > >I wasn't even going to reply, but then I remembered that the real question > >here is whether SAX (not the DOM) should tell people about CDATA sections. > > I think the answer is yes. > > The implication is that a parser that doesn't pass on word of CDATA > sections is a second-rate parser. Hrummph. Is this not a slippery- > slope that puts us on the road to reporting whether single or double > quotes were used for attribute values? -Tim Actually, the implication is that a parser that doesn't pass on word of CDATA sections is one that doesn't support LexicalHandler. Maybe we should ask what kind of applications are likely to use LexicalHandler (mine certainly won't -- I just want the data). The obvious groups are DOM builders and editors. Preserving CDATA sections in editors is a nice thing to do -- I know that I would appreciate it as a user. If LexicalHandler is aimed at a different audience, then somebody please say so. As to single and double quotes, I'm quite happy to draw a line in the sand before we get to the road that leads to the brink of the slippery slope. -- Ron Bourret xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev@i... Archived as: http://www.lists.ic.ac.uk/hypermail/xml-dev/ and on CD-ROM/ISBN 981-02-3594-1 To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; (un)subscribe xml-dev To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo@i... the following message; subscribe xml-dev-digest List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa@i...)
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