Re: Feedback on the spec
At 07:04 AM 17/11/96 -0800, Jon Bosak wrote:
>| >> So let's lose the Space Handling bit.
>| >Amid much rejoicing in Toronto (and probablyu Japan)
>| ... (too happy/shocked for words)
>I wouldn't start dancing in the streets yet.
Jon is correct. I thought it was obvious (although I should have said
so) that this was merely a personal point of view that I was advancing
in the WG.
> If it is based on some new information
>that was not present during the long discussions that have already
>taken place on this subject, I would like a clear statement of that
Three things. (a) The principle we voted on sounded reasonable. The
language that was generated in the spec (after a *whole lot* of
work) is messy, inelegant, and I think prone to misinterpretation.
Much like 8879. Note the excellent and difficult question raised by
Paul Grosso in respect of white space at text entity boundaries. I
predict that things like this will keep coming up us a result of
us having opened the Pandora's box of interfering with users' data.
(b) having made the decision to reserve some attribute/element
namespace, we only had to use it once. I think this is a signal
that we're doing something wrong.
(c) Because of our decision on unified attribute name space, no
element to which you might want to apply -xml-space can take an
enumerated-value attribute where the enumeration includes either
"keep" or "collapse". The only solution is to change the
attribute values to "-xml-keep" and "-xml-collapse".