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[Bug 9965] White space in attributes - please justify why multiple spaces/linebreaks are problematic - or delete this requirement

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--- Comment #14 from Eliot Graff <eliotgra@microsoft.com>  2010-06-24 20:35:51 ---
(In reply to comment #1)
> (In reply to comment #0)
[...]
> The correct thing to say here is:
> Tabs, line feeds and carriage returns in attribute values must be encoded as
> numeric character references. At least every second of consecutive spaces in
> attribute values must be encoded as numeric character references (so that there
> are no consecutive literal spaces in attribute values). This is because XML
> parsing doesn't preserve unescaped tabs, line feeds, carriage returns or
> consecutive spaces in attribute values.

Henri, can you point to documentation for this? Thanks.

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