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Re: Is whitespace within general entities ignorable?
- From: Rob Lugt <email@example.com>
- To: John Cowan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Tim Bray <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 28 Feb 2001 23:30:16 +0000
John Cowan wrote
> Nsgmls in -xml mode, which is not a fully compliant XML processor, accepts
> as valid. This is a good indication that it was "supposed to work".
> So I suppose I am wrong.
> I will bring it up to the Core WG.
John - if, as Tim Bray and Chris Maden suggest, entities containing
whitespace should be treated as common-or-garden whitespace, I would like
clarification on whether character references that resolve to whitespace
should be treated in the same way. In an earlier post I offered this
<?xml version = "1.0"?>
<!DOCTYPE tests [
<!ELEMENT tests (test)*>
<!ELEMENT test (child)*>
<test> </test> <!-- valid ?? -->
<test>!</test> <!-- invalid -->
It doesn't look right, but is it a correct interpretation of the