toprettyxml messes up with whitespaces
jim.hefferon at gmail.com
Wed Oct 3 14:03:05 CEST 2007
On Oct 3, 6:18 am, "Jorgen Bodde" <jorgen.maill... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Should I file this as a bug to be solved? I have my workaround now,
> but I read online that more people seem to have ran into this.
Perhaps it is not a bug in that it does not violate the standard. But
I know that I have been annoyed by it any number of times. I think it
is fair to say that it violates the principle of least surprise.
IMHO "<action><p>Then a shot rang out.\nHe shouted.</p></action>"
should be pretty-printed as
<p>Then a shot rang out.
That is, I perceive that the "right" behavior is to not add white
space to the textual data.
No doubt this is a matter of taste and of intended audience (and maybe
there are complications that I don't see). But let me urge you to
send the mataintainers something.
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