In XML What is CDATA Attribute?

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All text in an XML document will be parsed by the parser. But text inside a CDATA section will be ignored by the parser.

Everything inside a CDATA section is ignored by the parser. A CDATA section starts with "<![CDATA[" and ends with "]]>":


function matchwo(a,b)
if (a < b && a < 0) then
return 1;
return 0;

In the example above, everything inside the CDATA section is ignored by the parser.

Notes on CDATA sections:

A CDATA section cannot contain the string "]]>". Nested CDATA sections are not allowed.

The "]]>" that marks the end of the CDATA section cannot contain spaces or line breaks.

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