[jdom-interest] Formatting output

Jason Hunter jhunter at servlets.com
Fri Apr 6 20:19:34 PDT 2007

Michael Kay wrote:
>> Whitespace outside the root element is inconsequential in the 
>> XML data model. 
> Which XML data model are you thinking of?
> It's consequential in XDM, because you might serialize your document and use
> the resulting file as an external entity, in which case such whitespace
> becomes significant.

Is there an authoritative reference on this?

I ask because, unless I've long been mistaken, SAX suppresses such 
whitespace and always has.


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