A section of an XML document, delimited by CDATA markers, that contains raw character data. Characters that would otherwise be interpreted as tags or other XML metadata can be included in a CDATA section, where they are treated as ordinary characters without any special meaning.
Character Data (CDATA) refers to text that is not run through the parser.
Character data, or text that does not need to be parsed. Markup within CDATA sections will not be interpreted as markup.
A predefined XML tag for "Character DATA" that says "don't interpret these characters", as opposed to "Parsed Character Data" ( PCDATA), in which the normal rules of XML syntax apply (for example, angle brackets demarcate XML tags, tags define XML elements, etc.). CDATA sections are typically used to show examples of XML syntax. Like this: ![CDATA[ slide..A sample slide../slide ]] which displays as: slide..A sample slide.. /slide
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: 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 attribute values" 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.
Text that is meant to be interpreted as containing no XML markup. All characters are taken literally, which means the character is not interpreted to indicate the start of an XML element, and the & character is not interpreted as the start of an entity reference.
The attribute value is a free-form string of character data. The string can contain entity references.
XML keyword for unrestricted character data
See Character Data (CDATA).
"Character data that is meant to be ignored by the parser (e.g., images). See also PCDATA."
The term CDATA , meaning character data, is used for distinct, but related purposes in the markup languages SGML and XML. The term indicates that a certain portion of the document is general character data, rather than non-character data or character data with a more specific, limited structure.