Re: [xml] HTML parser whitespace bug

Do you need to set the ignorableWhitespace handler?
We have ours set to the same function as we use for the characters handler, and it correctly processes whitespace in <pre> tags.


Michael Day wrote:

The HTML parser incorrectly throws away whitespace inside <pre> elements, so that the following input:

<pre>x<br/>   <span>try</span></pre>

is collapsed to this:


This can be verified with xmllint --html. Similar problems have been observed in the past with whitespace between adjacent <img> elements, which can also result in incorrect output.

Best regards,


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