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Re: Trying to sum up a bit

From: Christopher R. Maden <crm@ebt.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Dec 1996 15:05:38 GMT
Message-Id: <199612181505.PAA21066@phaser.EBT.COM>
To: w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org
[Tim Bray]

> 3. All non-markup bytes are signicant, whitespace or not (Durand)

[Gavin Nicol]

> Durand/Nicol/Maden

Not any more, I'm afraid.  If whitespace is data, there can be no
element content, and if it's SEPCHAR, then it'll be eaten by a
conforming parser.

I think this issue needs to be put on hold until hyperlinking
mechanisms have been defined.  If the specified mechanisms don't
change based on whitespace, this is irrelevant.  However, I have a
strong suspicion that any application with hyperlinking capabilities
will need to read the DTD.

-Chris
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