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A CDATA Section can be used within XML to include extended portions of unescaped text, such that the symbols < and & do not need escaping as they normally do within XML when used as text.
It takes the form:
<![CDATA[ ... ]]>
<foo>Here is a CDATA section: <![CDATA[ < > & ]]> with all kinds of unescaped text. </foo>
The only sequence which is not allowed within a CDATA section is the closing sequence of a CDATA section itself:
<![CDATA[ ]]> will cause an error ]]>
Note that CDATA sections should not be used (without hiding) within HTML.
As a CDATASection has no properties or methods unique to itself and only directly implements the Text interface, one can refer toto find its properties and methods.