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   Re: White Space

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  • From: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>
  • To: David Brownell <david-b@pacbell.net>, David Megginson <david@megginson.com>
  • Date: Mon, 16 Aug 1999 10:30:05 -0700

At 10:07 AM 8/16/99 -0700, David Brownell wrote:
>Hmm, the XML spec never quite seemed clear about that to me.  It didn't
>quite include a definition of the term "ignorable whitespace".

Correct, because it doesn't use the the term.  Section 2.10 says:

 An XML processor must always pass all characters in a document that are 
 not markup through to the application. A validating XML processor must also 
 inform the application which of these characters constitute white space 
 appearing in element content. 

Element content is a hyperlink to the formal definition of an element
where the DTD says you can have only other elemennts.

What's not clear here? -Tim

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