Re: More CDATA questions
roddey@u... wrote: > > Is CDATA effectively the same as an entity reference No -- CDATA is characters. Entity reference is "contents" which may be characters, but may also have elements, nested references, and more. > except that its in place? > I.e. is it basically just a blob of text which, once seen will > have the > bracketting gorp removed and the characters will be taken as > character data of > the enclosing element? Just characters ... which isn't the same as an entity ref. > if I see this: > > <foo> > <![CDATA[ ]]> > </foo> > > should the spaces inside the CDATA be treated as either ignorable > whitespace or > characters according to the normal processing rules for a CHILDREN > element? Treated as characters. There was some discussion here a few months back on this topic, initiated by Henry S. Thompson. It should be in the archives (sometime before February). The OASIS test suite in consequence has a case for this; I recall putting Henry's case into that collection of tests, after it seemed there was agreement. > I guess part of the question is that are the contents of CDATA > sections REALLY > not passed judgement on, as you would think from the spec, Really! ;-) - Dave 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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