Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Wed, 24 Jul 1996 12:39:44 -0700


Message-Id: <199607241939.MAA00564@armenia.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "Ka-Ping Yee" <kpyee@aw.sgi.com>
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 12:39:44 -0700

Ka-Ping Yee wrote:
> There is NO way to correctly parse existing documents with inline
> scripts that scatter < and > characters all over the place.  Guessing
> what is LiveScript/JavaScript and what is HTML is a parsing
nightmare.

Isn't the whole point of the script container to delimit non-HTML?
The content goes to the script parser. Why the nightmare? Why the
complication?

CDATA is a nightmare in waiting. Perusing
http://www.sil.org/sgml/rcdataCTS1.html gave me indigestion.

David Perrell