SAX: Whitespace Handling (question 5 of 10)

Tim Bray tbray at
Sun Jan 4 18:10:33 GMT 1998

At 01:02 PM 03/01/98 -0500, David Megginson wrote:
>Should SAX allow DTD-driven parsers to distinguish ignorable
>whitespace from other character data?

If you want to do this, the only reasonable way is with another
argument on the charData() callback, so that it's always chardata,
but some processors will in some circumstances signal that it's
also ignorable.  

Since I think it would be highly unwise for any SAX-using
application to have behavior dependent on the ignorability of
some white space, I would argue strongly just for leaving
this out. -Tim

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