[rfc-i] CDATA, was: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-06.txt

Dale R. Worley worley at ariadne.com
Wed Apr 30 09:19:36 PDT 2014


> From: Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat at alum.mit.edu>
> 
> I have had occasion to include blocks of XML as artwork in a draft.
> Doing this using escaping is really unpleasant. Using CDATA helps a lot. 
> But of course you can still get in trouble with ]]>. I wish there was 
> some better solution for those cases, that would allow copy/paste of the 
> xml source.

As Paul Hoffman noted, you can clean up the copy&paste by replacing

    ]]>

with

    ]]]]><![CDATA[>

throughout.  Your editor should have a command that can do that.  All
solutions will require escaping *something*, because otherwise there's
no way to detect the end of the text to be interpreted literally.

Dale


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