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spurious spaces in Extensible Markup Language (XML) 1.0 (Fourth Edition)

From: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 17:08:09 +0100
Message-Id: <200609141608.k8EG89Pi023041@edinburgh.nag.co.uk>
To: xml-editor@w3.org


There appear to be a lot of spurious (and misleading) spaces in string
literals in the 4th ed that were not in the 3rd ed.

eg

2.3 Common Syntactic Constructs
   ... Names beginning with the string " xml  ", 

2.4 Character Data and Markup
   ... or the strings " &amp;  " and " &lt;  " respectively.  
   ... CDATA-section-close delimiter, " ]]>  ".


2.5 Comments
   ... the string " --  " (double-hyphen) 


and so on throughout the document. I assume this is an error in the html
generation and there is no intention that these tokens have changed in
the language?

David
Received on Thursday, 14 September 2006 16:08:18 GMT

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