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RE: No specification for querystrings and fragment identifiers

From: Dave J Woolley <DJW@bts.co.uk>
Date: Tue, 23 Nov 1999 16:39:42 -0000
Message-ID: <81E4A2BC03CED111845100104B62AFB53F3E7A@stagecoach.bts.co.uk>
To: "'www-html@w3.org'" <www-html@w3.org>
> > From:	Liam Quinn [SMTP:liam@htmlhelp.com]
> > 
> > It does for attribute values.  See
> > <http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/types.html#h-6.2>.
> > 
	Some further information.

	Section 2.7 of the XML specification specifically
	forbids interpretation of character entitities in
	CDATA, quoting &lt; and &gt; as examples, but section
	2.4 makes specific exceptions for &quot; and &apos;
	in CDATA attributes.  Looks like there is no escape 
	convention to represent literal &quot; in XML!  Oops!

	RCDATA appears not to be supported, meaning that 
	re-declaring %URI as RCDATA is no longer an option.

	Looks to me as though there is a serious conflict between
	what is implemented and what is consistent with the 
	standards which are authorative in specific areas.
Received on Tuesday, 23 November 1999 11:42:14 UTC

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