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

In article <008801c801ac$c2fe0850$6401a8c0@turtle> you write:

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

>True, but white space preservation should be on by default, so I'd put it
>the other way around: it contains a space unless you choose to remove it.

I disagree.  The XML document contains a space regardless of whether
white space preservation is on.  The question is what the application
processing that document does with it.

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

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