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Re: Reanimate <xmp>

From: j.j. <moz@jeka.info>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 05:18:17 +0100
Message-ID: <20071210051817.ta9ml1qaq8c40gk0@www.hosting-agency.de>
To: Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: public-html@w3.org

Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>: hodd gsachd:

> Le 9 déc. 2007 à 17:03, j.j. a écrit :
>> CON
>> <xmp><![CDATA[   XHTML needs CDATA section.   ]]></xmp>
> 1. that makes it more difficult to go from HTML to XHTML format to the other.


> 2. That creates an issue with HTML http://tinyurl.com/2ep2dl
>    Rendered view: <![CDATA[<code>html without escaping</code>]]>

There is no need for the CDATA section in HTML, why bother?
You can use <pre><code> instead (if you want to serve XHTML markup as HTML).

> 3. You can't use xmp inside xmp
>    <!DOCTYPE html>
>    <html>
>    <title>boo</title>
>    <xmp> Using <xmp>html code</xmp> to show the source code</xmp>
>    </html>

Yes, and you can't drive your car without petrol.

HTML code inside <xmp> is just one single usecase. <xmp> inside this  
HTML code is perhaps rare again.

The author is free to choose an appropriate method for this problem.
Again, you can use <pre><code> or markup like this:
   <xmp> <xmp> <\/xmp> </xmp>
If you need the innerHTML data for processing, your script just has to  
remove the backslash.

BTW, 3. can be solved by using another zombie: <plaintext>
(No, I don't propagate it's use)

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