Re: Current Status of Discussion on RE/RS Handling

>If the rules about ignoring white-space are left to the XML application and
>the application is free to require that those rules are not applied for
>verbatim elements, then XML tools built on top of SGML parsers will be
>unable to correctly process some XML documents, namely those that have
>verbatim elements that include REs that are ignored according to the SGML

This is only true if the record ends occur in the input. If a suitable
declaration is given (ie, one in which RE and RE never occur) then an
SGML parser and an XML parser should return identical parse results.