White space

Peter Jones peterj at wrox.com
Thu Aug 6 15:57:56 BST 1998

O.k. Understood
Thanks for clearing that up for me.

Peter Jones
WebDev Technical Editor
Wrox Press
mailto:peterj at wrox.com
Wrox Press UK Ltd.
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>-----Original Message-----
>From:	Tim Bray [SMTP:tbray at textuality.com]
>Sent:	Thursday, August 06, 1998 2:51 PM
>To:	Peter Jones; 'xml-dev at ic.ac.uk'
>Subject:	Re: White space
>At 01:48 PM 8/6/98 +0100, Peter Jones wrote:
>>The value "default" signals that applications' default white space
>>processing modes are acceptable for this element..."
>>This is then opposed to the value "preserve" which preserves whitespace
>>for the element. Which suggests that the default processing is
>>normalization of whitespace.
>>But according to the first line above, the default XML processing is
>>preservation of whitespace. So what is the default mode of the
>>Preserve or not?
>xml:space has no effect on the behavior of the *processor* - the
>processor always has to pass through all the white space.  It is a
>signal from the document author to the *application*, and if it
>has any effect (not guaranteed) that would be on the behavior of
>the application. -T.

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