DOM CDATA vs Normalization
lauren at sqwest.bc.ca
Wed Mar 24 17:52:01 GMT 1999
Bill la Forge wrote:
> Normalization of an element combines various text objects into a single
> text object. Does it then merge text and CDATA objects to a single object?
> And what about ignorable whitespace?
Normalization merges only adjoining Text nodes, regardless of their
content. It does not merge Text nodes with CDATA Section nodes,
comments or PIs.
You will notice in the latest draft of the DOM Level 2, at
that one of the items on the list of issues to be addressed in Level
Conversion of a CDATASection node to a TEXT node.
This could include merging adjacent Text and CDATA Section nodes.
Might I suggest this discussion take place on the public DOM mailing
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