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Re: CDATA

From: Mark Lee <mlee@sivm.si.edu>
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2002 10:45:01 -0500
Message-ID: <002001c1a424$eb688cc0$e9a96fa0@DDRAIG>
To: <Laurent.Carcone@inrialpes.fr>, <www-amaya@w3.org>
Laurent;
    Thanks for your note. I am fairly new to Amaya and so was not aware
that, as you and John Russell pointed out, Amaya did not yet support any
scripting languages. I had dark inklings of suspicion, but that was all. The
naturally arising questions are: Do you or anyone here know when or if
scripting languages will be supported, and if so, which language? Again,
thanks.
                                                       - Mark

Mark Lee
Smithsonian Institution
Electronic HelpDesk & Software Distribution System Webmaster
mlee@sivm.si.edu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Laurent Carcone" <Laurent.Carcone@inrialpes.fr>
To: <www-amaya@w3.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2002 9:28 AM
Subject: Re: CDATA


> Hello Mark
>
> In fact, there are two things.
> First, the public Amaya releases until now (including Amaya 5.3) didn't
treat
> the CDATA tag and only its content was preserved and attached to the
parent
> element. The current CVS version of Amaya preserves this tag and its
content
> and creates a specific element in the document tree (for XML documents
only).
> The second thing is that script languages are not (yet) supported in
Amaya, so
> they are not executed.
>
> Regards
>
> Laurent Carcone
> Amaya team
>
>
> > My understanding is that the CDATA tag is to circumvent parser problems
=
> > with unescaped characters, like <,  which are meant to operate in their
=
> > mathematical capacities rather than in their text capacities.
> >
> > The problem that I am experiencing is that in AMAYA 5.3 CDATA is acting
=
> > as a "bit bucket of oblivion" - the code that is enclosed is totally =
> > ignored. The code is a simple JavaScript code which checks the level of
=
> > a user's browser. Below a certain level, a window appears informing the
=
> > user of the availability of an updated browser version. In order not to
=
> > make a nuisance of itself, the checking routine writes a simple cookie =
> > to a user's computer which it later checks so as not to run again when =
> > the page reloads. This cookie lasts only for the duration of the =
> > browsing session. The code uses a > symbol in its mathematical sense, so
=
> > this routine needs to be 'masked' from an XML parser. The syntax that I
=
> > am using is this:
> >   <script type=3D"text/javascript"  xml:space=3D"preserve" =
> > language=3D"Javascript1.2">
> >   <![CDATA[
> >                                   .
> >                                   .  the actual JavaScript code is =
> > inserted here
> >                                   .
> >   ]]>
> >   </script>
> > The code is not executing at all, and if I use comment markers, <!-- ...
=
> > -->, the result is identical. So, the questions are these: is my syntax
=
> > incorrect? -or- is this an implementation 'bug' in AMAYA -or- is this a
=
> > design 'bug' in the functioning of CDATA?=20
> >
=
> >    - Mark
> > Mark Lee
> > Smithsonian Institution
> > Electronic HelpDesk & Software Distribution System Webmaster
> > mlee@sivm.si.edu
> >
>
>
>
>
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