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Definition of CDATA
|Abbreviation for Character Data. CDATA is a data type model
used in SGML and XML with DTDs. According to HTML 4.0,
"CDATA is a sequence of characters from the
document character set and may include character entities. User agents should
interpret attribute values as follows:
The documentation for HTML 4 also places many additional constraints on
various attribute's values which are often not expressable using DTD syntax
or data types. On this site, the constrained set of values are described.
- Replace character entities with characters
- Ignore line feeds
- Replace each carriage return or tab with a single space.
- User agents may ignore leading and trailing white space in CDATA