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Re: "Empty" Text Nodes

From: Oliver Becker <obecker@informatik.hu-berlin.de>
Date: Fri, 26 Feb 1999 12:33:23 +0100 (MET)
Message-Id: <199902261133.MAA14477@mail.informatik.hu-berlin.de>
To: www-dom@w3.org
Ok, let's summarize:

The XML spec states that "An XML processor must always pass all
characters in a document that are not markup through to the
application".

My question: on which level the DOM is aligned?
Is it attached to a XML parser, or is it more
attached to a XML application?

In the latter case (validating parser with known DTD) the object
structure should not contain text nodes with whitespaces if the
content model of the element doesn't contain #PCDATA and xml:space
is not "preserve".

On the other hand it's no big effort transforming a DOM tree with
whitespace text nodes into another one without them ...

Regards,
Oliver


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