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Re: The interpretation of script

From: John Cowan <cowan@mercury.ccil.org>
Date: Mon, 17 Jan 2011 21:52:55 -0500
To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Cc: public-html-xml@w3.org
Message-ID: <20110118025255.GA26451@mercury.ccil.org>
David Carlisle scripsit:

> but that's the point: you then need totally different javascript (or  
> cdata in comment hacks) depending on whether you are serving  
> /application+xml or /html. Which negates much of the "dom consistency"  
> design of the rest of the system.

You can have DOM consistency or textual consistency in such cases,
but not both.  If you have plain-text content (JavaScript or not) in a
script element, you need to escape it when delivering as XHTML, and not
escape it when delivering as HTML.  This is no different from a raft of
other points.

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and the Grey Company passed on into the         cowan@ccil.org
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