Re: <XMP> and <LISTING>, declared content (Was Re: HTML 2.0 LAST

Joe English (
Fri, 9 Jun 95 16:50:42 EDT

Daniel W. Connolly <> wrote:
> How about this:
> The XMP and LISTING elements are similar to the PRE element, but they
> have a different syntax. Their content is declared as CDATA, which
> means that no markup except the end-tag open delimiter-in-context is
> recognized (see 9.6 "Delimiter Recognition" of [SGML]). (18)
> Since CDATA declared content has a number of unfortunate interactions
> with processing techniques and tends to be used and implemented
> inconsistently, HTML documents should not contain XMP nor LISTING
> elements -- the PRE tag is more expressive and more consistently
> supported.

Could you put the word "EVIL" in there somewhere? :-)
No? Well, OK.

The text above suits me; "... should not contain"
is strong enough.

--Joe English