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   Re: Whitespace

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  • From: Sean Mc Grath <digitome@iol.ie>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Mon, 25 Aug 1997 16:47:34 +0100

[David Durand]
>The fact is that whitespace should be controlled by the application.

I disagree. Leaving it to the application lowers the level at which
XML applications can achieve a "lock in effect" on XML documents to
a level that I find worrying.

User A : "What file format is that?"
User B : "It's MicroScape XML."
User A : "I better buy a copy of MicroScape so - otherwise the white space
will get busted again".

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