XML and whitespace: lets just dump CR and LF!

Tim Bray tbray at textuality.com
Tue Aug 5 16:10:39 BST 1997

At 11:13 PM 05/08/97 +1000, Rick Jelliffe wrote:
>**A) XML applications should ignore *ALL* CR and LF as a bad joke......
>I certainly think that CR/LF should be not of interest to XML-lang...
>Lets dump them!

Heh-heh.  If you go look in the proceedings of the 1988 Usenix conference,
you'll find a paper I wrote, on the Oxford English Dictionary project,
which has a section entitled

 '\n' Considered Harmful

I'd love to lose the record-end silliness.  Trouble is, we're stuck with
it until we have better editing tools. -T.

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