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[Bug 7062] replace terms "CDATA element" and "RCDATA element" with... something better

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Date: Wed, 09 Sep 2009 04:07:29 +0000
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--- Comment #8 from Michael(tm) Smith <mike@w3.org>  2009-09-09 04:07:29 ---
(In reply to comment #7)
> I don't see why we'd use "character data" instead of the simpler "text".

Because text, as defined in the spec, cannot contain character references. So
it's useful to have a term that means "text mixed with character references".

> Distinguishing between "normal text" and "replaceable text" leads to the
> question of in what sense "normal text" isn't "replaceable".

Yeah, I agree that's a problem with choosing any non-opaque term.

> So I'm still at a loss for a better term than the opaque "RCDATA".

I agree that the term "RCDATA element" as defined in the spec is unambiguous.

So... lacking anything new to say here and no better suggestions than what I've
given so far, I'm fine with you moving this to FIXED if you don't think there
are any remaining changes that could be made.

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