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   Re: [xml-dev] Q. about 'DOM-Hash-total'

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Ronald Bourret wrote:

> According to the XML specification, all white space is significant --
> that is, the processor (parser) must pass it to the application and let
> the application decide what to do with it.


> "Insignificant whitespace" is a concept introduced by SAX 1.0 for the
> situation you described -- whitespace that appears between child
> elements in an element known to have element content.\

In fact the SAX term is "ignorable whitespace", and it means
ignorable *by the application* (usually), not by the processor.

However, the concept though not the term is present in the XML 1.0
Recommendation, which requires that if a processor knows that an
element does not allow character content, any whitespace it does
contain be specially marked.

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