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[Bug 6808] [Ser] Whitespacing rules are too restrictive for the indent parameter

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Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 16:07:56 +0000
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Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com> changed:

           What    |Removed                     |Added
            Summary|Whitespacing rules are too  |[Ser] Whitespacing rules are
                   |restrictive for the indent  |too restrictive for the
                   |parameter                   |indent parameter

--- Comment #1 from Henry Zongaro <zongaro@ca.ibm.com>  2009-08-20 16:07:55 ---
Andy, thank you for your comment.  I can think of a slightly thorny case that
would make it somewhat difficult to word the extension to this feature in the
way you've suggested.  Consider the following example:

<elem>some text<!-- a comment --><!-- a pithy remark --></elem>

The first note in section 5.1.3[1] states, in part, "The effect of these rules
is to ensure that whitespace is only added in places where... it does not
affect the string value of any element node with simple content."

So it wouldn't be sufficient to state that whitespace characters could be added
before or after comments and processing instructions, as inserting some between
the comments in the example above above would change the string value of elem,
which might have simple content.

Though it would be nice to permit a serializer some additional latitude, my
recommendation would be not to fix this in an erratum, and defer consideration
of any change until Serialization 1.1.  This isn't a serious limitation as it


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