[xsd-users] Preserve newline characters
boris at codesynthesis.com
Wed Oct 21 07:56:30 EDT 2009
Wire, Keith C <keith.c.wire at lmco.com> writes:
> I have very large strings in my XML files. There are numerous newlines
> and tabs in the text itself to organize the data. It appears that when
> codesynthesis is parsing the xml the newlines are being removed. Is there
> any way to maintain them (I didn't see anything in the documentation)?
> Is this a codesynthesis issue or a Xerces-C issue?
Whitespace handling depends on the XML Schema type used for an element or
attribute. xsd:string preserves all whitespaces. xsd:normalizedString
performs whitespace normalization, that is, tabs, newlines, etc., are
replaced with spaces. Then there is xsd:token which, besides performing
normalization, also performs whitespace collapsing, that is, replacing
all continuous spaces with a single space and removing leading and
So if you want to preserve all whitespaces in your text then you need to
use xsd:string. Which type are you using?
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