Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 15:23:24 -0400 (EDT) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "Neil St.Laurent" <email@example.com> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <199708121851.MAA01059@underworld.bigpic.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970812151818.15640Demail@example.com> Subject: Re: XMP On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Neil St.Laurent wrote: > > <PRE> > > <![CDATA[ > > Why can't just a regular tag have content that is of type CDATA? I > don't see anything in SGML that eliminates that option... In data marked with <![CDATA[ ... the sequence of `]]>' is not allowed and must be escaped. With a CDATA tag such as <XMP> the sequence of `</' is not allowed and must be escaped. Certainly the sequence of `]]>' is less likely to come up. That's all the diffrerence that I really know, other than the fact the that when you use CDATA marked sections it is really obvious that you are in a CDATA block. The SGML gurus around this mailing list probably can give you even more reasons. -- Russell O'Connor firstname.lastname@example.org <URL:http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message" -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"