[whatwg] Still more comments and questions on Web Apps 1.0

Kristof Zelechovski giecrilj at stegny.2a.pl
Sat Jun 9 02:38:03 PDT 2007

At least, MSXML does not preserve white space even where mixed content is
allowed.  I get <span >a</span ><span >b</span > when I XSLT <span >a</span
> <span >b</span >.  I have to type   for all standalone spaces.

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To: Michel Fortin; Ian Hickson
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Subject: Re: [whatwg] Still more comments and questions on Web Apps 1.0

On Sat, 09 Jun 2007 04:49:56 +0200, Michel Fortin  
<michel.fortin at michelf.com> wrote:
> I'd agree they're mostly useless in a browser context, but when reading  
> HTML with the intent of reserializing it later, preserving the  
> whitespace around the document type declaration, the comments and the  
> root element can be beneficial for the readability of the final output.  
> I'd keep them there, just like XML does.

I don't think XML does that, actually.

Anne van Kesteren

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