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RE: Is whitespace within general entities ignorable?

MSXML 3.0 will parse it and generate <test/>.

Best regards

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tim Bray [mailto:tbray@textuality.com]
> Sent: Wednesday, February 28, 2001 9:59 AM
> To: Christopher R. Maden; xml-dev@lists.xml.org
> Subject: Re: Is whitespace within general entities ignorable?
> At 09:20 PM 27/02/01 -0800, Christopher R. Maden wrote:
> >><!DOCTYPE test [
> >><!ELEMENT test (child)*>
> >><!ENTITY entws "   ">
> >>]>
> >><test> &entws; </test>
> >
> >I believe your example is legal, to contradict John Cowan.
> In my experience, John Cowan is one of those People Who Is
> Usually Right.  I must say though, that I'm having trouble
> agreeing with him on this one.  John, did this get covered
> in one of the errata?  I know the empty CDATA section thing
> did, but I don't recall this, and I have trouble thinking
> of anything in XML 1.0 that rules this out.
> Reason is, I can actually see this being useful in 
> certain circumstances, in publishing contexts, where you
> have a between-siblings entity that could be redefined to
> be whitespace (or not) depending on some other stuff in
> the internal subset, and depending on the declarations in
> effect, be legal in a variety of different ways.
> What does actual real-world software do with this?
>  -Tim
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