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Re: don't collapse two spaces at the end of a sentence

From: Barney Wol <Barney.Wol@noctua.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu, 13 Dec 2001 23:08:55 +0000
Message-Id: <v04210103b83ee49cd0fe@[]>
To: "Drew Volpe" <drew_volpe@elytics.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Hi Drew,

>>   Personally I always use two spaces at the end of sentences. Yes, it
>                                                               ^^^
>never say never...

Hmmm... not sure what happenned there.  There WERE two spaces on my 
original, but I think some line-wrapping must have taken one out 

>I use two spaces as well and agree with what you wrote; two spaces are
>more legible, but it's Tidy's job to make documents confirm to the
>W3C spec, not to beautify them.

Other respondents have pointed out that any action is irrelevant, as 
the spec requires browsers to collapse multiple white-space 
characters to just one, so it is easier for Tidy to do nothing. 
Especially as it is not illegal for a document to contain multiple 



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