CR/LF in XML?
gmckenzi at JetForm.com
Fri Dec 17 19:05:36 GMT 1999
After working with XML for the better portion of the last two years I am
somewhat embarassed about this...and I'm hoping that someone can give me an
opinion based on experience...
I thought that I understood the way the XML spec states that parsers are
required to convert all CR/LF pairs to simply LF. But I've had that
understanding shaken when I was told by a co-worker that placing the CR/LF
pair in an XML file as character-entity references
in the parser *not* translating the pair to a LF.
So in summary, a CR/LF pair appears to be translated, while the
�D;�A; is not...right?
I've re-read the spec (especially sec 2.11), and the annotated
version...I've brushed up on the definition of a 'parsed-entity', and I'm
still unable to understand whether the reported behaviour of using character
entities to defeat the translation is correct; and if so, which magic words
in the spec (is it the repeated use of 'literal' in 2.11) cause the
behaviour of not translating the character-entity references to be correct.
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