Re: Feedback on the spec

At 01:22 PM 17/11/96 +0000, James Clark wrote:
>At 19:44 16/11/96 -0800, Tim Bray wrote:
>>Also - a very material problem - with the current language, it is simply
>>impossible to base a full-text indexer on an XML parser; indexers often
>>need to know the byte offsets of words in entities.

>It is perfectly possible for a processor to collapse white space whilst
>reporting byte offsets.  In fact SP does it today (in public identifiers).

Suppose I have:

one 2      three
 four five


are you saying that SP can tell me the byte offsets of the individual words
in that text, while it also performs the -xml-space="collapse" behavior?
This seems difficult - how is it accomplished? - Tim