Attribute value normalization

Lars Marius Garshol larsga at
Wed May 27 10:29:54 BST 1998

* MURATA Makoto
| While translating the XML specification, I find that I do not
| understand the attribute normalization mechanism of XML.

While reconsidering your question I found that

 a) my previous answer is wrong and
 b) my interpretation of the spec at this point hinges on whether the
    normalization step for non-CDATA attributes should be performed
    before or after the normalization of whitespace to  

I think it is after, but I don't really know. Sorry.

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