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- Subject: Re: [xml-dev] Whitespace following a text declaration
- From: David Carlisle <email@example.com>
- Date: Mon, 6 Feb 2006 10:29:36 GMT
- Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org
- In-reply-to: <200602061011.KAA17360@nag.co.uk> (email@example.com)
- References: <200602061011.KAA17360@nag.co.uk>
> I'm surprised to discover that the parser in .NET includes the newline after
> the text declaration as part of the entity's expanded text, while both
> Crimson and Xerces (the versions built into JDK 1.4 and JDK 1.5
> respectively) exclude the newline.
Isn't .net right here? The production for a parsed entity is:
 extParsedEnt ::= TextDecl? content - Char* RestrictedChar Char*
which means that all the text after the ?> (including the newline)
should be parsed as content, doesn't it?
The situation is different from a document, where a following element is
mandatory (and white space after the xml declaration is parsed as S?)
An external parsed entity might _only consist of text.
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