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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 08:38:52 +0100
To: Maciej Stachowiak <mjs@apple.com>
Cc: www-svg@w3.org
Message-ID: <lp4ut1h3ahm65mrvs5pru00jk56q51jbgf@hive.bjoern.hoehrmann.de>

* Maciej Stachowiak wrote:
>> Well, we should either deprecate it for all XML content or for no XML
>> content, having xml:space a little bit deprecated in some cases is not
>> a good idea.
>
>For most XML content it has no presentational or semantic effect, so  
>it doesn't much matter. I refer specifically to deprecating its use  
>for a presentational effect. But even just defining it in terms of  
>properties would be great. I am hoping someone from the CSS WG  
>comments on this.

"A special attribute named xml:space MAY be attached to an element to
signal an intention that in that element, white space should be
preserved by applications"; it would seem the most natural way for a
rendering software module to convey this intention is through some
presentational effect...
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