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

Foteos Macrides (MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU)
Sun, 28 Jul 1996 18:31:53 -0500 (EST)


Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 18:31:53 -0500 (EST)
From: Foteos Macrides <MACRIDES@SCI.WFBR.EDU>
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT (fwd)
To: www-html@w3.org
Message-id: <01I7M6T2HMLK00008U@SCI.WFBR.EDU>

Joe English <joe@trystero.art.com> wrote
>
>It seems to me that what you and others on this list
>are trying to do is come up with a magic sequence
>of characters that will simultaneously:
>
>  1) Fool "old browsers" into ignoring scripts;
>  2) Fool SGML parsers into not complaining about bad markup;
>  3) Fool "new browsers" to not choke on the stuff that
>     was inserted to achieve 1) and 2), while
>     also managing to recognize the script.
>
>I think there is a fundamental problem with this approach.

	I don't undestand this continuing discussion.  The "magic" is
already there, and encompossed by both Wilber and Cougar:

	<SCRIPT SRC="data:..."><SCRIPT>

How would that bother either an "old, ad hoc" parsing client,
or a "modern, real SGML" parsing client?

				Fote

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