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   Re: [xml-dev] carriage return handling in XML parsers

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>It would appear that given this section, it is never possible 
>to get unaccompanied carriage return "characters" in the 
>stream of information provided by an XML parser, be it
>SAX or DOM, unless I encode these as character references
>in the input file to the parser. Is this correct?


>On a related note, assuming simple ascii files, if I now 
>encode the carriage return as a character reference, and 
>round trip the file through an XSLT identity transform, 
>will the output file be identical or will the carriage 
>return now be represented as a single <CR> byte?

Ooh, good question.  It seems to me that XSLT ought to re-escape it,
since it's supposed to output an XML file that would produce the same
thing when read in again.  But the two XSLT processors that I have
to hand (xt and saxon, both probably rather old) just output CR

-- Richard


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