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Re: Issues with Packaging Application Payloads

From: Dan Gunter <dkgunter@lbl.gov>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2000 15:15:03 -0700
Message-ID: <39EF7267.DA25B81A@lbl.gov>
To: Laird A Popkin <laird@io.com>
CC: xml-dist-app@w3.org
Laird A Popkin wrote:
> I agree -- once you are forced to translate the contained data into a
> format that won't interfere with the wrapper, it doesn't matter so much
> whether that translation is base64 or escaping the termination
> sequence. (All you really need to escape is "&" and "]]>"), which might
> run a little faster than escaping all angle brackets, but you still have
> to look at everything.
> This all reminds me of the debates long ago about whether comment
> delimiters in programming languages should nest. If they did, you could
> safely encapsulate arbitrary chunks of code in comment tags. Sadly, most
> languages specify non-nesting comment delimiters...

..although most C programmers have learned to get around this
limitation by using the nestable "#if 0" to comment out code sections.
Perhaps there's a lesson there (perhaps not).
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