RE: tabs to indent for pretty-printing (is it correct?)
> > At 07:56 AM 10/31/00 -0500, you wrote: > >David Valera writes: > > > > [on converting spaces to tabs] > > > > > Well, it is my inderstanding of the XML spec that it actually > > > *does* change the actual content since in the first example there > > > are a few textnodes (with tabs in it) that are not present in the > > > second example. An XML processor must always pass all > characters in > > > a document. Tabs and spaces are such characters. > > It is not quite that simple. Consider this:- > <Example > type = "Simple Example" > purpose = "illustrative"> > </Example> > > Most of the tabs and spaces in the above document are not > passed to the application. Well, I was only talking about non markup tabs and spaces. From the XML spec: "An XML processor must always pass all characters in a document that are not markup through to the application". tabs and spaces within the markup (except the ones inside the '"' marks) should be ignored. Am I correct assuming this? David Valera
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