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  • From: Michael Champion <mike.champion@softwareag-usa.com>
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Tue, 01 Aug 2000 12:17:16 -0400

At 05:49 PM 7/31/00 -0400, Jonathan Borden wrote:

> > Note that the DOM has a normalize() method for joining sibling text nodes.
> > Unfortunately, this still leaves CDATA nodes, entity references, comments,
> > etc. in place. What this method really needs is a flag that will normalize
> > all "logical" sibling text -- remove comments, expand entities, join the
> > resulting text nodes, etc.
> >
>     This would be a really useful function to be implemented as a SAX
>filter, if this hasn't been done already.

DOM Level 2 has "iterators" and "treewalkers" that can be easily setup with 
combinations of flags that allow you to iterate over a document while 
skipping various bits such as comments, PIs, entity references, etc.


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