The CDATA command tells the xml browser that the contents are of the form Character DATA, not of the default form Parsed Character DATA. This means that you can use the &<>" characters safely within the CDATA block.
As for the escaping of the characters &<>", I said the browser support was lousy (or rather that you had to suffer the browser incompatibilities, which essentially means thesame thing). By that I meant browser support is pretty much non-existant for any HTML browser. An XML only browser might be able to manage, however..
Last edited by liorean; 09-16-2003 at 08:27 PM..