Date: Tue, 12 Aug 1997 16:26:50 -0400 (EDT) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Joe English <email@example.com> cc: firstname.lastname@example.org In-Reply-To: <9708122017.AA10253@trystero.art.com> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970812162358.15640Femail@example.com> Subject: Re: XMP On Tue, 12 Aug 1997, Joe English wrote: > > In data marked with <![CDATA[ ... the sequence of `]]>' is not allowed > > and must be escaped. > > Actually, since markup recognition is turned off completely > (except for the terminating delimiter) inside CDATA declared > content ']]>' *can't* be escaped; > > > With a CDATA tag such as <XMP> the sequence of `</' > > is not allowed and must be escaped. > > In fact, since '</' *can't* be escaped, there is *no way at all* > to include it in an element with CDATA declared content. Your right about the escaping. I was thinking about application specific escaping such as <script> document.write("<h2>This is _valid_ HTML<\/h2>") <script> Of course, as you point out, there is no way to escape in general. -- 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"