[XML-SIG] Change in reporting of CDATA sections

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue May 25 16:01:11 EDT 2004

Uche Ogbuji wrote:

> They are also useful to augment the toolchain in some scenarios where
> you're dealing with unknown data sources or unsophisticated authors.
> As long as people understand that they're a simple lexical convenience,
> I'm not sure what their harm is.

The harm is precisely that they are a pitfall for unsophisticated
authors. They *think* they can put arbitrary binary data into a
CDATA section, and they cannot.

They then wonder how Web Services manage to transmit octet strings,
if not in CDATA sections.


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