[XOM-interest] makeWhiteSpaceInElementContent

jcowan at reutershealth.com jcowan at reutershealth.com
Thu Jan 15 11:46:03 EST 2004

Elliotte Rusty Harold scripsit:

> Does anyone actually need the makeWhiteSpaceInElementContent method 
> in NodeFactory? 

The whole concept is an SGML relic: blow it away.

> In my experience, most programmers who want to distinguish white 
> space in element content form other white space don't really want to 
> do that. What they really want to eliminate is boundary white space, 
> regardless of what the DTD says or whether there's a DTD. This could 
> still be done with an appropriate NodeFactory subclass, just as it is 
> done now.

Just so.

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