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.