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RE: MSXML Whitespace handling

Subject: RE: MSXML Whitespace handling
From: "Pawson, David" <DPawson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2000 09:29:56 +0100
whitespace pawson
>Mike Brown 
>> Andrew Kimball
 
> > The point is that the user has control over initial 
> whitespace handling.
> > XSLT has control only when the user begins a transform.
> 
> I understand and agree with these points. I was thinking of 
> the masses who
> are using IE5 to load and transform XML documents without 
> using scripts to
> call the tools separately. 

I think this  provides the focus Andrew. Nearer to 98% of users
of MSXML will not appreciate the finer points of document load options,
simply using a tool that MS provides. 
We are repeatedly told that space is preserved within xsl:text elements.
We use it like that and expect certain outcomes.
 I do think your/Mikes finer points should be taken to W3C, but for your
 customers, the choice should be compliance with their expectations.

Regards DaveP


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