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   Re: Attribute-Value Normalisation

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  • From: "James Tauber" <jtauber@jtauber.com>
  • To: "Michael Ewins" <mik@owl.co.uk>, "XML-DEV" <xml-dev@ic.ac.uk>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Apr 1999 01:35:26 +0800

> <MYDOC file="c:\temp\hello.txt"/>
> Will this attribute be normalised if it contains any whitespace?

If it is declared CDATA, the only whitespace normalization is that
carriage-returns, line-feeds and tabs are normalized to spaces (with a CR+LF
being normalized to only a single space)

Only if it were *not* CDATA would multiple spaces be normalized to one.

> Essentially my question is, if I have a valid filename (on Windows or Mac)
> I use as an attribute value in XML can I be sure the parser will pass this
> unchanged?

As long as the filename didn't contain a < or & that you include literally.

James Tauber / jtauber@jtauber.com / www.jtauber.com
Associate Researcher, Electronic Commerce Network
Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Western Australia

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