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Re: text nodes of document in XDM

  • From: Michael Sokolov <sokolov@ifactory.com>
  • To: David Carlisle <davidc@nag.co.uk>
  • Date: Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:25:38 -0500

Re:  text nodes of document in XDM
Have you considered implementing serialization of sequences of XdmItems 
rather than documents?  That way you could preserve the distinctions 
that are being lost when you go to a document.  If somebody wants to 
make a document from your serialized format, they could always construct 
it easily enough.

-Mike

On 1/12/2011 7:36 AM, David Carlisle wrote:
> On 12/01/2011 12:23, David Lee wrote:
>
>> My extrapoliation from this is that only atomic and text nodes are
>> concatenated into text nodes, and other node types where allowed are 
>> left as
>> a sequence,
>> as part of constructing XDM (not serializing it).
>
>
> When the content of a document or element node is constructed from a 
> sequence, you do not get the original sequence ever. atomic items are 
> made into text nodes, and adjacent text nodes are concatenated, empty 
> text nodes are dropped, attribute nodes either generate an error or 
> are moved to the attributes of the element being constructed, and 
> other nodes are _copied_ so have a new identity and possibly new 
> in-scope namespaces, depending on settings.
>
> David



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