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Tab character in XML doc

I have been trying to store a tab character in an XML doc, and I have been using 	 to represent the tab character (this is the value according to webmonkey.com).  However, when I use IE to open the xml document, the value does not appear in the document, and when I load the xml document with Microsoft's latest DOM, VB does not recognize the tab character, instead calling it a zero-length string.  Help!  WHat representation or transformation do I have to do to show the dom that there is a tab character there?
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The MS XML parser does not return #9, #10 or #13 chars (perhaps among others) as node values to the parsing application. It does store them however, so if the document is saved it will be preserved.



Hmm.. <Lock>
a bit late but if this is done in your xml doc

&#9; is showing up in the text/html not in the browser which treats the whitespace as non-existent

if you really want to see the char in the output then you could try to insert a <![CDATA[&#x09]]> where you wan the tabchar to appear, but i guess this is not what you want

there's a way with the use of a xsl sheet to put in a tab in the resulting html but that's a bit more work on your side, don't know how much you're into xsl tranformations......

but if you would like to go this way use
where you want the tab in your output...

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