On 2002.05.16, David Alan Black <dblack / candle.superlink.net> wrote:
> My feeling is that if you're doing pretty-printing, then you've
> already decided to mess with the whitespace (based on what you expect
> the processors to do).  So, at the other extreme....
[...]

What about empty tags that are specified by a start tag and
an end tag with no character data in between?

  <a></a>

Should get pretty-printed as:

<a>
</a>

I don't think so.  :-)  AFAIK, a pretty-printer should not
convert this to "<a/>" either.

-- Dossy

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