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  • From: David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • To: xml-dev@ic.ac.uk
  • Date: Wed, 11 Aug 1999 17:15:04 -0400 (EDT)

jadams@touchpointsw.com writes:

 > My difficulty lies in comparing the many forms of mumble with the
 > string "mumble" because of the white space.  Simon's "Building ..."
 > Pp 87 suggests that maybe (hopefully) the parser is removing white
 > space.  Should the underlying SAX parser be removing the
 > troublesome white space or should i be removing this problem white
 > space in the characters handler???

A generic SAX parser should *not* remove the whitespace, or else it is
non-conformant.  It would be reasonable, however, to write a SAX
filter that normalizes whitespace at user option.

All the best,


David Megginson                 david@megginson.com

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