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  • From: Peter Jones <peterj@wrox.com>
  • To: 'Tim Bray' <tbray@textuality.com>, "'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 6 Aug 1998 14:53:31 +0100

O.k. Understood
Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Peter Jones
WebDev Technical Editor
Wrox Press
Wrox Press UK Ltd.
Tel 44 121 706 6826
Fax 44 121 706 2967

>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Tim Bray [SMTP:tbray@textuality.com]
>Sent:	Thursday, August 06, 1998 2:51 PM
>To:	Peter Jones; 'xml-dev@ic.ac.uk'
>Subject:	Re: White space
>At 01:48 PM 8/6/98 +0100, Peter Jones wrote:
>>The value "default" signals that applications' default white space
>>processing modes are acceptable for this element..."
>>This is then opposed to the value "preserve" which preserves whitespace
>>for the element. Which suggests that the default processing is
>>normalization of whitespace.
>>But according to the first line above, the default XML processing is
>>preservation of whitespace. So what is the default mode of the
>>Preserve or not?
>xml:space has no effect on the behavior of the *processor* - the
>processor always has to pass through all the white space.  It is a
>signal from the document author to the *application*, and if it
>has any effect (not guaranteed) that would be on the behavior of
>the application. -T.

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