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- From: John Cowan <email@example.com>
- To: Jeff Stock <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 13:50:48 -0500
Jeff Stock wrote:
> Please consider the following DTD fragment
> Without the xml:space attribute on element <foo>, this
> would be a valid XML document. However, the presence
> of the xml:space='preserve' attribute on the element
> <foo> would seem to imply that element <bar> is now
> going to have #PCDATA is its content, which is not
> allowed by the DTD.
Not so. Whitespace is permitted between child
elements in any case. The purpose of
'xml-space:="preserve"' is not to affect
parser behavior, but to notify the *application*
that whitespace (whether in element content
or in mixed content) is meaningful.
> So a validating XML parser must
> reject the above document fragment as invalid.
No, it is valid.
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