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Re: Script in SVG vs. HTML (was: Input on the agenda)

From: Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 09:28:51 +0100
To: "Ian Hickson" <ian@hixie.ch>, "Jonas Sicking" <jonas@sicking.cc>
Cc: "Doug Schepers" <schepers@w3.org>, public-html@w3.org, www-svg <www-svg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <op.uqmcidkjidj3kv@hp-a0a83fcd39d2>
On Wed, 11 Mar 2009 02:22:41 +0100, Ian Hickson <ian@hixie.ch> wrote:

>> I would really like to explore allowing <![CDATA[]]> in HTML. Not sure
>> if we could allow it inside <script>s though, but it's something to look
>> into.
> My understanding is that Opera tried this and found it problematic.
> (There's a lot of content out there that says <![CDATA[ ... ]]>, and
> parsing it in the case of bad content that relies on it being ignored has
> a poor failure mode, with either content disappearing or markup appearing
> in the rendering.)

Actually we have supported CDATA sections in HTML for quite some time and I haven't seen many bugs about it. It would be useful to research text/html content that contains "<![CDATA[", though.

I'll also note that if SVG <script> becomes CDATA, the need for supporting CDATA sections is reduced.

Simon Pieters
Opera Software
Received on Wednesday, 11 March 2009 08:29:37 UTC

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