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RE: Understanding the Paoli proposal

From: Paul Prescod <papresco@calum.csclub.uwaterloo.ca>
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 1996 08:11:16 -0500
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To: "'w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org'" <w3c-sgml-wg@w3.org>
At 08:47 PM 12/13/96 -0800, Jean Paoli wrote:
>Your second question was about turning PRESERVE on an element-content.
>We have not discussed yet, if, in the case of adopting RE Delenda, we
>still -in XML- delete white spaces
>in element-content in a validating parser.

Well, this is what I'm really interested in. It is clear to me that the
non-validating parsers' whitespace handling will not really be useful for
mission critical data handling. When I care, such as in authoring tools and
databases, I will have to ask my vendors to supply validating parsers. I
need to know how whitespace there will be handled.

 Paul Prescod
Received on Sunday, 15 December 1996 08:08:10 UTC

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