Re: [xml] xmllint --noblanks will not strip ignoreable whitespaces

On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 06:52:23AM -0400, Daniel Veillard wrote:
On Thu, May 16, 2002 at 12:49:04PM +0200, Christian Glahn wrote:

i found this problem with libxml2 2.4.21 and did not try if it was introduced
with older versions:

when calling xmllint --noblanks it will not strip ignoreable whitespaces.

if seems "xmlKeepBlanksDefaultValue" is simply ignored on any parsing 
process, since either setting this variable directly or by using 

  Sorry, I can't reproduce this !

ok, i found the spec a bit unclear at this point (or is it just me?): 
the document i tested was:


i assumed the leading and trailing spaces (including the \n) within the xml 
tag as ignoreable whitespace in order of section 2.10 of the XML spec. those 
are not stripped out. now i wonder if the leading and trailing whitespace  
are ignoreable or not. -- and which should be the correct behaviour of the 

i ask this because XSLT ignores any leading or trailing whitespace within 
the element's characters.


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