[rdfweb-dev] Re: bio:olb --- text or hypertext?

Dan Brickley danbri at w3.org
Tue Aug 5 17:16:04 UTC 2003


* Julian Bond <julian_bond at voidstar.com> [2003-08-05 17:16+0100]
> Dan Brickley <danbri at w3.org> wrote:
> >But I expect it would behave the same
> >even if it was just a casual use of '<' in prose, ie. "I am <30 yrs 
> >old".
> 
> Is the text in http://pvr.blogs.com/foaf.rdf escaped or just put in a 
> CDATA block? I can't see any &lt; or &amp;

There is no 'just'; it means the same thing formally, CDATA just retains 
the outward appearance of being markup. (Norm, can you confirm this?)

> Regardless of whether it's right or not, we're trying to transport user 
> entered text embedded in XML. Whenever we do that we face this issue. As 
> developer's we get to choose whether to strip tags, but even that can 
> get exceedingly hard some times, as in Dan's example.

Yup...

Dan



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