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- From: Toby Speight <email@example.com>
- To: "XML developers' list" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: 06 Aug 1998 13:53:37 +0100
Peter> Peter Jones <URL:mailto:email@example.com>
0> In article
0> Peter wrote:
Peter> "An XML processor must always pass all characters in a
Peter> document that are not markup through to the application. A
Peter> validating XML processor must also inform the application
Peter> which of these characters constitute whitespace appearing
Peter> in element content. ...
Peter> xml:space...attached to an element to signal an intention
Peter> that in that element, white space should be preserved by
Peter> applications. In valid documents, this attribute, like any
Peter> other must be declared if it is used...
Peter> But according to the first line above, the default XML processing
Peter> is preservation of whitespace. So what is the default mode of
Peter> the processor?
As I see it, parsers should preserve, and applications using those
parsers may use the xml:spcae atttribute to control how they treat the
data received from the parsers.
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