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#262 @xml:space vs. CDATA for blocks of code

AMBER
closed-fixed
5
2012-09-07
2011-03-18
Kevin Hawkins
No

Section 22.1.1 (#TDphraseTE) says to use @xml:space to preserve space within any of the elements in this section. However, a discussion on TEI-L ( http://listserv.brown.edu/archives/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind1103&L=TEI-L&T=0&F=&S=&P=9953 ) yielded a recommendation to use <![CDATA[]] for this purpose. Would be good to adjust the guidelines to match the outcome of the discussion.

Discussion

  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2011-03-20

    • milestone: --> AMBER
     
  • I dont think the discussion ended up agreeing on CDATA at all. The purpose of CDATA is to solely to avoid having the ecape the magic <> and & characters, it says nothing about space at all. @xml:space affects the space only when the content is not mixed.

    I agree 22.1.1 does not read right, but I think all this is needed is to remove entirely the paragraph saying "The global xml:space is available to indicate that white space should be preserved within the content of these elements."

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2011-11-09

    • assigned_to: nobody --> bansp
     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2011-11-09

    If we retain xml:space, we should make clear how it works. It's an expression of intent, and it applies only to element content, not to mixed content. Accept Sebastian's suggestion, but add more clarification to discussion of xml:space (possibly referenced from here)

     
  • Piotr Banski
    Piotr Banski
    2012-04-19

    • assigned_to: bansp --> nobody
     
  • Piotr Banski
    Piotr Banski
    2012-04-19

    On Apr 18, the Council formulated this task for Paul and Rebecca:

    Expand our explanation of xml:space in the Guidelines:
    * in note: expand to acknowledge that many parsers may not handle xml:space properly
    * clarify definition of xml:space’s “default” value to match the XML spec (that is, “whatever the processor would normally do)
    * remove sentence in prose of chapter 22 "the global @xml:space is available to indicate that white space should be preserved within the content of these elements"

    (I am unassigning this ticket, pending Paul's and/or Becky's registration at SF)

     
  • Lou Burnard
    Lou Burnard
    2012-06-17

    • assigned_to: nobody --> rwelzenb
     
  • Martin Holmes
    Martin Holmes
    2012-06-17

    Both Paul (pfschaffner ) and Becky (rwelzenb) are SF users and members of the project.

     
  • Done in revision 10790. (pending successful rebuild)

     
    • status: open --> closed-fixed