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- From: Wayne Steele <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
- Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 14:10:53 -0800 (PST)
All text which is not markup gets passed through to the application.
That's everything not between "<" and ">".
Some information which _is_ markup is also passed on the the application,
although the XML 1.0 Rec isn't all that demanding about what _has_ to be
Attribute Values are considered to be markup. Whitespace inside them is
subject to "Normalization", per the XML Rec section 3.3.3.
>From: David Valera <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: 'Sean McGrath' <email@example.com>, firstname.lastname@example.org
>Subject: RE: tabs to indent for pretty-printing (is it correct?)
>Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 14:55:25 +0100
> > At 07:56 AM 10/31/00 -0500, you wrote:
> > >David Valera writes:
> > >
> > > [on converting spaces to tabs]
> > >
> > > > Well, it is my inderstanding of the XML spec that it actually
> > > > *does* change the actual content since in the first example there
> > > > are a few textnodes (with tabs in it) that are not present in the
> > > > second example. An XML processor must always pass all
> > characters in
> > > > a document. Tabs and spaces are such characters.
> > It is not quite that simple. Consider this:-
> > <Example
> > type = "Simple Example"
> > purpose = "illustrative">
> > </Example>
> > Most of the tabs and spaces in the above document are not
> > passed to the application.
>Well, I was only talking about non markup tabs and spaces. From the XML
>"An XML processor must always pass all characters in a document that are
>markup through to the application".
>tabs and spaces within the markup (except the ones inside the '"' marks)
>should be ignored. Am I correct assuming this?
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