[Bug 2729] Whitespace text nodes


------- Additional Comments From davidc@nag.co.uk  2006-01-19 22:12 -------
(In reply to comment #4)
> Note  that there are widely deployed non-validating parsers that strip 
> whitespace-only text nodes as a user-option.

True, although the most widely deployed one that I know of (msxml) strips
whitespace nodes  (if that option  is chosen) whether or not the element is
declared, so as it stands that option is incompatible with all three of the
specification versions that I suggested, including the current status quo in the
data model draft.
As it says in the status section of the data model spec, the behaviour 
specified is "incompatible with current common practice".


Received on Thursday, 19 January 2006 22:12:11 UTC