SAX: Whitespace Handling (question 5 of 10)

Peter Murray-Rust peter at
Sat Jan 3 19:29:58 GMT 1998

At 13:02 03/01/98 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>Should SAX allow DTD-driven parsers to distinguish ignorable
>whitespace from other character data?
IMO the XML community has not had enough experience of ignorable whitespace
to agree on how to treat it. It can only be ignored if enough DTD-related
information is given. I believe that anyone who needs to deal with it is
probably going to have to use this themselves. In time I very much hope
that we *shall* come up with protocols for this.


Peter Murray-Rust, Director Virtual School of Molecular Sciences, domestic
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