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RE: merge mode for XML

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
Date: Tue, 30 Apr 2002 01:14:33 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Monday, April 29, 2002 at 19:47:12 (-0700), Noel Yap wrote: ]
> Subject: RE: merge mode for XML
> --- "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 
> won't
> > >be treated as data) between groups of items and
> even between items 
> too?

You really should learn to use a proper e-mail service with a proper
e-mail client that doesn't completely destroy formatting and produce
misleading quoting and general ugliness.

In any case if you re-read what I wrote a little more carefully you'll
note that I'm still only talking about XML, using HTML only as an
example (because it uses the same syntax).  Since all the XML parsers I
know of are very much unrelated to any known HTML rendering engines any
issues with the latter cannot possibly have anything whatsoever to do
with the former.

If you have any complaints about XML parsers in particular then I
suggest you take them up with their authors.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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