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XML, DOM and "ignorable" whitespace

From: Eric Richardson <maxwell@telesoft.com>
Date: Thu, 01 Jun 2000 10:25:14 -0700
Message-ID: <39369C7A.170C998A@telesoft.com>
To: DOM <www-dom@w3.org>
I'm having a problem with jaxp1.0 and "ignorable" whitespace.

As any example, I have an element that has two child elements but the
DOM ends up having a TEXT node with a linefeed in it. This means the
element has three children which did not happen in xml-tr2. I do not
have a mixed content model DTD and I am using parsing with validation.

XML 1.0
Section 2.10 Whitespace handling
"... white space is typically not intended for inclusion in the
delivered version of the document"

Section 2.11 End-of-line Handling
"normalizing all line breaks to #xA on input before parsing"

I'm just really confused and have looked at the specs and can't find
what I need to do. Plus alot of my code is broken unless I squeeze the
whitespace out of my documents and then they are not so editable or

Thanks in advance for any help.

Eric :-)
p.s. I posted comp.text.xml  and www-dom with no replies.
Received on Thursday, 1 June 2000 13:28:59 UTC

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