[jdev] XHTML-IM XEP implementation

Justin Karneges justin-keyword-jabber.093179 at affinix.com
Thu Jan 4 15:42:46 CST 2007

On Thursday 04 January 2007 1:04 pm, Maciek Niedzielski wrote:
> Norman Rasmussen wrote:
> >> Whitespace is significant in the <body/> element, no?
> >
> > True, so we need to remind client developers that it's significant in
> > the html node too, and that it's the job of the _receiving_ client to
> > ensure that the whitespace is preserved (not the sending client)
> Just a question I always wanted to ask: Is it possible for a server to
> rewrite a stanza (and break the whitespaces)?

Whitespace is always significant.  That's XML.  If a server rewrites XML, the 
whitespace must still be there.

As for XHTML, whitespace significance really depends on how XHTML is supposed 
to work.  Yes, the whitespace is there, since XHTML is XML, but what is the 
meaning of the whitespace to an XHTML renderer?  I don't believe this is ours 
to decide.

If XHTML is just like HTML, where any length of whitespace simplifies down to 
one character for presentation, then we should probably respect this in 


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