REC-xml-19980210: whitespace

David Brownell db at Eng.Sun.COM
Thu Oct 15 18:26:05 BST 1998

Richard Tobin wrote:
> > > > a single #x20
> > > is appended for a "#xD#xA" sequence that is part of an external
> > > parsed entity or the literal entity value of an internal parsed
> > > entity"
> > This seems like a buglet to me.
> Is not the document itself an external parsed entity?  It's an entity,
> it's parsed, and it's not internal...

Moreover, 2.10 says (albeit oddly) that CRLF gets normalized
to LF everywhere, and the LF would get normalized to a single
space inside of an attribute (or Public Identifier) value.

There's an inconsistency somewhere with respect to CRLF handling,
but the "always normalize CRLF to LF" approach makes things
generally consistent.  One issue is that 2.10 only identifies
this in a parenthetical (non-normative?) comment, and the text
there that's normative is more restrictive.

- Dave

xml-dev: A list for W3C XML Developers. To post, mailto:xml-dev at
Archived as:
To (un)subscribe, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
(un)subscribe xml-dev
To subscribe to the digests, mailto:majordomo at the following message;
subscribe xml-dev-digest
List coordinator, Henry Rzepa (mailto:rzepa at

More information about the Xml-dev mailing list