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Re: moving from xml:space="" to white-space

From: Cameron McCormack <cam@mcc.id.au>
Date: Sat, 17 Mar 2012 14:28:22 +1100
Message-ID: <4F6404D6.7020001@mcc.id.au>
To: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
CC: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>, SVG public list <www-svg@w3.org>
Doug Schepers: > I'm not worried about the legacy of 'xml:space', and 
don't feel there
> should be any mapping.

I'm not sure what you mean by not being worried about its legacy.  Do 
you mean you think there isn't significant content using it so we can 
drop it?  Or something else?

I mention in my reply to Chris just now that if we do need to keep 
around xml:space="default" behaviour for existing content, then we'll 
need a way for authors to opt in to having the white-space property 
govern the white space treatment for the element instead.  (Unless we 
wanted to add another value to white-space, "auto" say, which means 
"following xml:space on SVG text elements, behave as 'normal' on other 
elements", but I wouldn't like to do that.
Received on Saturday, 17 March 2012 03:28:52 UTC

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