FIX: The MSXML 6.0 old parser does not convert line feeds to spaces as expected

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The old parser of Microsoft XML Core Services (MSXML) 6.0 does not convert line feeds to spaces as expected. This behavior is not compliant with XML specifications.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Post-installation instructions

After you apply this hotfix, a new NormalizeAttributeValues property is generated. To enable this hotfix, you must set the value of the NormalizeAttributeValues property to true.


You must have MSXML 6.0 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

If the XML file is being used, you must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDate (UTC)Time (UTC)
To work around this problem, set the NewParser property to true. When you do this, you can use the new parser of MSXML 6.0.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information about converting line feeds, visit the following Web site:For more information about the NewParser property, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
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Article ID: 941179 - Last Review: 01/15/2015 18:30:54 - Revision: 3.0

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