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RE: CDATA Section Support (was RE: SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandlerdraft v.1.1)

  • From: Ronald Bourret <rbourret@i...>
  • To: "'XML Developers' List'" <xml-dev@i...>
  • Date: Thu, 25 Mar 1999 10:47:53 +0100

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


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