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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Normalizing spaces?

At 05:29 AM 5/7/01, M. Wroth wrote:
>Can someone give me a quick pointer to how the effect of taking an 
>arbitrary number of whitespace characters in the document and normalizing 
>them into a single space character is achieved?  The specific example is 
>the treatment of whitespace in a <para> (and other) element in the DocBook 
>DTD processed with the Modular DSSSL Style Sheets.

The XML + XSLT effect (if its the same :-)
is to strip all but one from a sequence of contiguous
white space. Keep it all down to one space
Wh sp = [CR TAB NL SP].

Think its as simple as that. I guess the XML guys stole the idea
from SGML, so its probably the same?


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