Review Request: read XML in the rigth way. ie. <a> <b>\n<c> has 5 nodes, not 3

Jaime Torres Amate jtamate at
Mon Aug 15 17:56:20 UTC 2011

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(Updated Aug. 15, 2011, 5:56 p.m.)

Review request for Calligra.


Quoting the w3 consortium:
[Definition: All text that is not markup constitutes the character data of the document.]

And in section

In editing XML documents, it is often convenient to use "white space" (spaces, tabs, and blank lines) to set apart the markup for greater readability. 
Such white space is typically not intended for inclusion in the delivered version of the document. 
On the other hand, "significant" white space that should be preserved in the delivered version is common, for example in poetry and source code.

An XML processor MUST always pass all characters in a document that are not markup through to the application. 
A  validating XML processor MUST also inform the application which of these characters constitute white space appearing in element content.

[Definition: An element type has mixed content when elements of that type may contain character data, optionally interspersed with child elements.] 
The attached patch modifies the xml parser to return the spaces between > and < as text elements.

I have added the TestXmlReaderWithoutSpaces to remove all the additional spaces between nodes.

The second version of this patch introduces a new method that is called only when setContent is called with the new default boolean parameter set to false.


  libs/odf/KoXmlReader.h 3f9ddf4 
  libs/odf/KoXmlReader.cpp ad5e9d2 
  libs/odf/tests/CMakeLists.txt ad632c8 
  libs/odf/tests/TestXmlReaderWithoutSpaces.cpp PRE-CREATION 



The modified TestXmlReader test and the new TestXmlReaderWithoutSpaces are OK.

Today, only the following tests failed:

         19 - Plan-ScriptingTester (Failed) 
         20 - KPlato-RCPSTester (Failed) (with a crash)
         24 - kspread-Formula (Failed)
         37 - kspread-InformationFunctions (Failed)
         41 - kspread-TextFunctions (Failed)
         43 - kspread-ValueFormatter (Failed)
        172 - libs-widgets-KoResourceTagging_test (Failed)
        193 - libs-kotext-styles-TestOpenDocumentStyle (Failed)
        196 - kotext-odf-TestChangeTracking (Failed)


Jaime Torres

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