ANNOUNCEMENT: Proposed SAX Revisions

Michael Kay M.H.Kay at
Mon Mar 23 17:30:49 GMT 1998

> David G. Durand wrote:
> >
> > Please, please, please, allow me a way to find out if an element was
> > "empty". (i.e. written <e/>). ...
>The fact that this is an implementor option does not remove my need to
>have the information available.

When I write <e/> in a document, I want confidence that the application
will treat it as equivalent to <e></e>, just as I want confidence that it
ignore white space in contexts where it is insignificant. I won't have that
confidence if SAX client applications are enabled to make a distinction.

Perhaps you could explain more clearly why you need to know?

Mike Kay

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