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- From: Michael Champion <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- To: email@example.com
- 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.