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Comments on 28022000 draft: Sec. 7.1 contradicts XML 1.0

From: Gregor Karlinger <Gregor.Karlinger@iaik.at>
Date: Thu, 02 Mar 2000 12:47:46 +0100
Message-ID: <38BE54E2.23C8262E@iaik.at>
To: "Joseph M. Reagle Jr." <reagle@w3.org>
CC: ML W3C XML-Signature <w3c-ietf-xmldsig@w3.org>
Section 7.1 asserts the following:

  XML 1.0 [XML] defines an interface where a conformant application reading
  XML is given certain information from that XML and not other information.
  In particular, 
    6. for elements declared to have element content, eliminate white space
       that appears within their content but not within the content of any 
       enclosed element. 

I don't think that this statement is correct. The corresponding section of
XML 1.0 contains the following (please see [1]):

  An XML processor must always pass all characters in a document that are not
  markup through to the application. A validating XML processor must also 
  inform the application which of these characters constitute white space 
  appearing in element content.       


[1] http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-xml#sec-white-space

Gregor Karlinger
Institute for Applied Information Processing and Communications

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