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error in XML annotation

From: Mike Manion <mmanion@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 16:46:10 -0400
To: <xml-editor@w3.org>
Message-ID: <5040300021267211000002L012*@MHS>
To whom it may concern:

I'm reading through the Annotated XML Spec.  Here is a quote from the second
paragraph of the annotation file "http://www.xml.com/axml/notes/NoLTinAtt.html"
(entitled "Banishing the <"):

--- begin quote ---
The rule in XML is simple: when you're reading text, and you hit a <, then
that's a markup delimiter. Not just sometimes, always. When you want one in the
data, you have to use &lt;. Not just sometimes, always. In attribute values too.
--- end quote ---

This is not true; when the "<" character is used in a CDATA section, it does
not signify a markup delimiter.

Mike Manion
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