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RE: merge mode for XML

From: Noel Yap
Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 19:47:12 -0700 (PDT)

--- "Greg A. Woods" <address@hidden> wrote:
> [ On Monday, April 29, 2002 at 13:25:48 (-0700),
> Noel Yap wrote: ]
> > Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
> >
> > In theory, this is easy to do, but in practice I
> have
> > seen browsers act differently due to whitespace
> that
> > really shouldn't affect the rendering.  IIRC,
> > "<table><tr>" worked differently from
> "<table>\n<tr>"
> > on at least one browser.
> I don't know of any browsers that parse XML -- you
> seem to be talking
> about HTML.

I apologize for truncating the portion of the post you
had responded to.  Here it is as a reminder so that
you can take my post in its intended context:
> >Doesn't everyone format their XML like that?  I.e.
like HTML so that
> >tags are on their own lines and there are extra
blank lines (that 
> >be treated as data) between groups of items and
even between items 

> In any case who the heck cares about a broken HTML
> parser in some random
> browser (even if it is a commonly used version of
> M$-Exploder)?!?!?!?

Actually, I believe it was the other commonly used

> If your users can't use standards-compliant browsers
> then get new users!  :-)

In any case, those of us who program as a service to
the greater community have to deal with broken
software no matter how much we hate it.  Greg, which
corporation did you say you worked in again?  In what


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