## XML refactoring removes CDATA markup

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mboudreau
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### XML refactoring removes CDATA markup

I tried using the XML Refactoring tool to add an attribute to an element that has CDATA content, e.g.,

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<tex-math notation="LaTeX">
<![CDATA[ $$E = mc^2$$ ]]>
</tex-math>

When I added the attribute 'version="MathJax"', the CDATA markup was stripped out, leaving me with

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<tex-math notation="LaTeX" version="MathJax">$$E = mc^2$$</tex-math>

How can I add the attribute without making any other changes?

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Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:18 pm

### Re: XML refactoring removes CDATA markup

Hi,

Unfortunately the Saxon processor we are using to perform the XML refactoring operations will consider CData sections as plain text so it will lose their original semantics. We have an internal issue registered to somehow try to overcome this limitation and I added your feedback to the opened issue. If we manage to fix it we'll update this forum thread.

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BenDupre
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### Re: XML refactoring removes CDATA markup

Has there been any development on this issue?

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Joined: Fri Jul 09, 2004 5:18 pm

### Re: XML refactoring removes CDATA markup

Hi,

Sorry for the inconvenience but we have not yet found a way to make this work. If we do manage to do that we'll update this forum thread.

Regards,