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Re: Custom XML formatting?

From: Chris Maloney <voldrani@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Dec 2010 18:09:03 -0500
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To: XProc Dev <xproc-dev@w3.org>
On Mon, Dec 20, 2010 at 5:45 PM, Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> wrote:

> Whitespace is significant *everywhere* except "element only" content.

I think this is not right.  What about whitespace within a tag -- for
example, between an attribute's name and the equal sign?  I just checked the
spec, and can't find where it indicates explicitly that it's not
significant, but that's always been my understanding.

Maybe that's what you meant by "Better pretty printing of elements and
attributes ...".

> That is, elements that can only contain other elements, not any text.
> If you don't validate, or you don't have a schema, *all* whitespace is
> significant.
> It's hard to balance those two requirements.
> Better pretty printing of elements and attributes would be nice, though.
> I guess it might be interesting to think about a spec for better
> serialization. I'd certainly entertain the prospect of writing a Saxon
> serializer that supported it...
>                                        Be seeing you,
>                                          norm
> --
> Norman Walsh
> Lead Engineer
> MarkLogic Corporation
> www.marklogic.com
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