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RE: [xml-dev] Re: why whitespace counts as a node?

> Therefore XML parsing preserves white-space contents in the 
> infoset instance the parsing process produces. I think this 
> is desirable in plain XML parsing process, since applications 
> may want to do something with white-spaces too.

I agree this would be desirable, but I don't think it's exactly what parsers
do.  As I understand it, XML parsers are required to normalize line endings
(to \n), so they don't quite preserve white space in the strictest sense.  I
don't even think most parsers provide an option to turn off this behavior -
it's mandated by the spec of a conformant parser, right?

-Mike Sokolov

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