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Re: [Chicken-users] whitespace in sxml

From: Aleksej Saushev
Subject: Re: [Chicken-users] whitespace in sxml
Date: Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:47:59 +0300
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Matt Gushee <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi, Nathaniel--
> Unfortunately, I do not have a solution for this. However, I was curious, 
> because I saw that Oleg stated the white-space removing behavior was 
> deliberate.
> That seemed questionable to me, so I referred to the XML spec 
> [], and read:
>> An XML processor MUST always pass all characters in a document that are not 
>> markup through to the application.
> [XML 1.0, BTW, says essentially the same thing]
> Now, there is some ambiguity as to what is a "processor" and what is an 
> "application,"

JFYI, there's no ambiguity as to what a "processor" is:

"Definition: A software module called an XML processor is used to read
XML documents and provide access to their content and structure."

IOW, anything that reads XML document in a structured way is an XML processor.

> but I would say ssax:xml->sxml is an XML processor, in which case its
> behavior is non-conformant, and you would be entitled to call this issue a 
> bug.
> Sorry I have nothing more practical to contribute.


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