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Re: SVGT 1.2: A proposal for how to define SVG whitespace in terms of CSS whitespace

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Tue, 31 Jan 2006 08:33:03 +0100
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-ID: <ih4ut11v5tr7olpm2r63e7en205uo91pka@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>If the mapping is there, this would be up to authors, which is fine  
>by me. Although if "xml:space" has effects on text rendering that  
>differ per language, using it in a CDF context would be extremely  

Note that default behavior without any xml:space attributes is
already inconsistent, I'm not sure xml:space adds much to that.

>You can't correctly mess with the text in HTML at all unless you  
>implement CSS and how how HTML presentational attributes are mapped.  
>And even if you can figure out the current whitespace mode, the  
>author may later use a different stylesheet, or may change the white- 
>space mode via script, or may transform the document via XSLT.
>So if a tool wants to mess with your whitespace, it simply cannot  
>avoid the possibility that it will break some documents.

Well, I'd say that's why the XML gods gave us xml:space...
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