Re: XML-1.1 -- just ignore it
On Saturday 15 December 2001 04:36 pm, David Brownell wrote: > > > It'd be much better to have that normalization be done by layers > > > above XML than to hard-wire such requirements into the core > > > of XML. I'd certainly expect normalization rules to evolve. > > > > Actually, it might be better to do it below the parser... closer to the > > input stream level. > > That'd mean "inside the parser", because of autodetection > of charsets. Unless there's a standard non-text I/O layer > that XML parsers must start to use ... :) I actually meant closer to the Reader level in java.io (or nio Channel). Normalization needs to happen a low down as possible otherwise the differences between normalized and non-normalized text will poke their noses in places they shouldn't.
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