startCDATA Method


Receives the beginning of a character data (CDATA) section. The contents of the CDATA section are reported through the regular characters event.

This event is intended only to report the boundary.

Visual Basic Implementation Syntax

Sub startCDATA

Return Values

If successful, returns void.

If failed, the application may raise an exception.

C/C++ Syntax


Return Values

The value returned if successful.

The value returned if the parse operation should be aborted.


The startCDATA event reports only the end boundary of the CDATA section.

A CDATA section provides a way to include characters such as "<", ">", and "&" in an XML document that would normally interfere with processing. A CDATA section uses the following syntax:

<![CDATA[text goes here]]>.  


Implemented in: MSXML 3.0 and later

Applies to

ISAXLexicalHandler Interface

See Also

characters Method
endCDATA Method