Re: [unrev-II] Editing XML Outlines: A Workaround

From: Eric Armstrong (
Date: Tue Jul 18 2000 - 14:44:31 PDT

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    What you are thinking of is CDATA -- *un*Parsed Character
    Data. That lets the paragraph contain <, >, &, and ; characters
    without having them be interpreted.

    You solved your embedded-HTML problem using &lt; -- the
    entity reference for the "<" character. That is another valid
    solution to the problem of text that includes some of the
    special characters. (< and & are the ones you really have to
    watch out for).

    The original message deals with two different problems:
      * Understanding which tags are meant to be rendered "inline".
        --Even if not interpreted, they would ideally display
              - This sentence has a <b>bold</b> word.
          Rather than:
              + This sentence has a

      * Identifying the "outline structure" in an XML document.
        --As described in the original message, an "outline
          structure" is a simple and easily-edited format that
          does not encode nicely in XML. Replicating such
          structures in XML requires the addition of a secondary
          tag that obfuscates the outline structure.

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