Re: What data needs to be enclosed in CDATA tags?
> If I'm storing data that may contain encoded versions of <>&" and ', do > I need to store that data in CDATA sections or am I misunderstanding > the role of CDATA? I'm not sure what you mean, but don't (try to) use entities _amd_ CDATA. that is you can do <foo> a < b </foo> or equivalently <foo><![CDATA[ a < b ]]></foo> in either of those forms the content of the element is the 7 characters " a < b " if you do <foo><![CDATA[ a < b ]]></foo> The < is not an entity refertence (as & is not a markup character in a CDATA section) so it is the 10 characters " a < b " The answer to the question in the subjext line is "nothing" you _never_ need to use CDATA. The only thing CDATA does is to make < act like < and & act like & within its scope so if you have a section which would require a lot of these characters to be escaped it's often more convenient to use CDATA, but it never _need_ be use, you can always remove the CDATA section markup and replace & and < by the entities, and get an equivalent document. David ________________________________________________________________________ This e-mail has been scanned for all viruses by Star. The service is powered by MessageLabs. For more information on a proactive anti-virus service working around the clock, around the globe, visit: http://www.star.net.uk ________________________________________________________________________
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