[Bug 1302] New: [DM] (from XML Core WG) Text node merging


           Summary: [DM] (from XML Core WG) Text node merging
           Product: XPath / XQuery / XSLT
           Version: Last Call drafts
          Platform: Macintosh
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Data Model
        AssignedTo: ndw@nwalsh.com
        ReportedBy: richard@inf.ed.ac.uk
         QAContact: public-qt-comments@w3.org

"When a Document or Element Node is constructed, Text Nodes that would
be adjacent are combined into a single Text Node. If the resulting
Text Node is empty, it is never placed among the children of its
parent, it is simply discarded."  This does not seem to be a statement
about data models, but rather a constraint on languages that create
them.  Is that the intention?  If so, it should be phrased as a MUST
or SHOULD.  Or is it intended to modify the description of text node
construction in 6.7.3?

Received on Tuesday, 3 May 2005 14:29:08 UTC