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   Re: SAX2 RFD: LexicalHandler draft v.1.1

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  • From: Lauren Wood <lauren@sqwest.bc.ca>
  • To: "'XML Developers' List'" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 24 Mar 1999 09:54:29 -0800

David Megginson wrote:
> Gavin Thomas Nicol writes:
>  > > >Do we really need to know about CDATA sections
>  > >
>  > > Debatable perhaps, but supported by the DOM. (Anyone know why?)
>  > > But I'd really like to see better SAX/DOM integration, so Yes!
>  >
>  > CDATA sections *are* different from normal text, even if only
>  > because the author used them. Note the interface inheritance in
>  > the DOM that tries to hide the distinction for those that need
>  > not see it.
> By the same argument,
> <p
> x="1">
> and
> <p x="1">
> are different, because the author used them.

I haven't heard anyone argue that the whitespace can have semantic
meaning, whereas I have heard it about CDATA sections. (Note that I
do not necessarily agree that CDATA sections can have semantic
meaning, simply that some people think they do.)


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