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At 08:35 AM 4/1/2003 -0800, Dare Obasanjo wrote:
>In my experience faithful lexical round tripping is mainly important to
>applications that act as editors. In such cases, the people requesting
>such features in an API want even more requirements than XML 1.0 deems
>necessary such as preserving attribute order and all whitespace.
Yes, it's clearly helpful for that. I also know from XML databases I've
worked with that people really do get upset if you change namespace
prefixes when they import a document and export it again - but most editors
and databases do seem to sacrifice some faithfulness in their lexical
And they seem to get away with it ;->
It depends, of course, on just exactly what they are changing...