CDATA Section

  • Usage:

    Used to escape blocks of text containing characters which would otherwise be recognized as markup.

  • Notation

    <![CDATA[ <element>this element and '&' is not seen as markup</element>]]>
  • Content Allowed:

    Can contain all characters except for the ']]>' combination.

  • Avoid Usage:

    Usage should no longer be necessary since current editors and tools can automatically escape the markup.