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Re: [xml-dev] [Summary] XML is text-only ... why?

In article <46FC3B73.8080501@zenucom.com> you write:

>> Consider this last document :
>> <?xml version="1.0"?>
>> <x> </x>
>> Does it contain a space inside the x element ? Not at all, it contains 
>> the integer 32

>technically, it doesn't contain anything unless white space preservation 
>is on ?

It contains a space character.  XML parsers are required to pass all
text content to the application, including white space.  The xml:space
attribute is advice to the application on how to process white space
in the element; it doesn't affect the fact that the space is there in
the document.

-- Richard
"Consideration shall be given to the need for as many as 32 characters
in some alphabets" - X3.4, 1963.

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