[jdom-interest] CDATA sections in XMLOutputter

Elliotte Rusty Harold elharo at metalab.unc.edu
Wed Jun 21 13:12:18 PDT 2000


You put the following comment in the printElement() method when what
you're printing is the string content of an element:
    * XXX: We handle the 5 XML 1.0 entities
    *   but what about CDATA? (brett)

My thinking is that as long as we're escaping &, <, and > (and we are)
CDATA sections aren't a problem. When an element is passed to this
method, it won't contain a CDATA section. If there was one in the
original document it will have been resolved to pure text. Furthermore,
by escaping < and > we won't accidentally get any illegal CDATA section
delimiters in the output either. So I think we're fine as is. Do you
concur? Can I take out this comment?

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