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   Expat and line breaks

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  • From: "Tom Otvos" <tomo@pervasive.com>
  • To: <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 7 Dec 1998 18:00:29 -0500

Is there any way to get expat to preserve line breaks in element content?
Should that even be possible as far as XML is concerned?  Basically, I have
some element content that I would like to remain untouched and yet I find
that all of my carriage returns are changed to line feeds.  I fear this is
by design, as seems to be suggested by section 2.11 of the XML spec, but I
was hoping there was a way to turn this off.

I have tried wrapping the content in CDATA, to no avail.
I have tried using the xml:space attribute, but expat barfs on that.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Tom Otvos
Director of Research, Pervasive Software Inc.
"Try not! Do, or do not. There is no 'try'." - Yoda

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