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

Paul Prescod (papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca)
Sun, 28 Jul 1996 23:56:00 -0400


Date: Sun, 28 Jul 1996 23:56:00 -0400
Message-Id: <199607290356.XAA20691@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Subject: Re: Cougar DTD: Do not use CDATA declared content for SCRIPT
Cc: <www-html@w3.org>

At 05:05 PM 7/27/96 -0700, David Perrell wrote:
>You consider the options from a practical point of view. A practical
>point of view would include the option already implemented:
> 
>What's the likelihood of finding "</script>" in a script?
>    Let's just say, as is the case now, that it can't be there.

Unfortunately, there are hundreds of already deployed tools, including
search engines, robots, HTML editors and validators that CANNOT deal with
many of the pages that are already on the web. Netscape and MSIE are not the
only important Internet Applications. So it is not sufficient to standardize
the mess that already exists. We must make a better standard and those that
care about having their documents properly indexed will adhere to the better
standard.

 Paul Prescod