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[Bug 13604] New: CDATA sections are no allowed except in foreign content

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Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:52:36 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-13604-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>
http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=13604

           Summary: CDATA sections are no allowed except in foreign
                    content
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML/XHTML Compatibility Authoring Guide (ed: Eliot
                    Graff)
        AssignedTo: eliotgra@microsoft.com
        ReportedBy: plh@w3.org
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: mike@w3.org, public-html-wg-issue-tracking@w3.org,
                    public-html@w3.org, eliotgra@microsoft.com


The HTML5 spec is clear that "CDATA sections can only be used in foreign
content (MathML or SVG)." [1].

However, the polyglot spec is mostly silent on those. Tidy generates CDATA
sections for inline style and script when it outputs XHTML. It would be good to
make it that those CDATA markers must not be used.

[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/syntax.html#cdata-sections

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