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Re: Attribute-Value Normalization problem

>The first time I process the document, 	 is replaced by a TAB
>character. After I generate digest, I write it back to a file.

This is where it's going wrong: a TAB in an attribute value should be
written out as a character reference, not as a tab character.  I don't
know how to fix this; it depends on the software you are using.

>My further question is: Why does the spec
>treats Character References differently?

(a) because that's what SGML does;
(b) so that you can prevent characters being normalized.

-- Richard