Re: Current Status of Discussion on RE/RS Handling

At 11:04 PM 9/26/96 GMT, Christopher R. Maden wrote:

>This is another thing that becomes moot if whitespace normalization is
>an application convention instead of a parser rule.  For non-verbatim
>elements, spaces can be normalized (in the grove of a DSSSL engine, or
>before rendering in a simpler browser), and they can be preserved in
>verbatim elements.  I think it simplifies a lot to define it this way,
>but I'd love to hear counterarguments.

From an SGML point of view, XML _will be_ an application and XML's
whitespace handling rules will be application conventions.

From an XML point of view, XML's rules are "the rules" and should be
enforced by the parser.

 Paul Prescod