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Re: RS/RE, again (sorry)

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 1996 16:33:27 -0500
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To: Tim Bray <tbray@textuality.com>, w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
At 12:01 PM 12/11/96 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>o Some applications, e.g. full-text indexers, really need to know where
>  everything is by byte offset, whether or not the bytes are significant;
>  thus the -XML-SPACE="COLLAPSE" behavior means they can't read the text
>  with an XML processor (unless they can turn off -XML-SPACE processing
>  through the API)

I don't really think that this is difficult to solve. How is this situation
any different than that of <!-- comments -->? Just as an application may
optionally ask the parser to return comments, it should be able to ask for
insignificant whitespace.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Wednesday, 11 December 1996 16:36:09 UTC

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