DOM CDATA vs Normalization

David Megginson david at
Thu Mar 25 11:40:20 GMT 1999

Tim Bray writes:

 > At 11:55 AM 3/24/99 -0500, 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?
 > XML does not repeat NOT have anything such as "ignorable" 
 > whitespace. -Tim

Tim's right -- SAX's terminology has thrown everything off.  Something
like "flagged whitespace" would have been better, but it would also
have reminded people of the Seinfeld episode where George took the art
book into the washroom...

All the best,


David Megginson                 david at

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