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Re: HTML 4.01 and 5.0: is it somewhat "unspecific" about space characters

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:52:56 -0700
To: "Kenneth Kin Lum" <kenneth.kin.lum@gmail.com>, public-html-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.t8t6eier64w2qv@annevk-t60.oslo.opera.com>

On Sun, 30 Mar 2008 08:48:31 -0700, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com>  
wrote:
> On Sat, 29 Mar 2008 12:37:52 -0700, Kenneth Kin Lum  
> <kenneth.kin.lum@gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have tested the following in IE 7.0.6001.18000, Firefox 2.0.0.13,  
>> Safari
>> 3.1, and Opera 9.26
>>
>> <div>hello world</div>
>>
>> <div> hello world </div>
>>
>> <div><span> hello world </span></div>
>>
>> <div><span>
>>        hello world
>> </span></div>
>>
>> The final rendering in all the modern browsers are the same.
>
> That's because defines them to be the same. This has nothing to do with

CSS defines it. Not sure how I managed to skip that word.


> HTML. HTML just impacts the DOM. If you look through the DOM you'll see  
> that in most user agents (IE has some issues there) the whitespace will  
> be there. You can make this visible on screen by setting white-space:pre  
> or equivalent on the element in question.


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Anne van Kesteren
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