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From: Jamie Fox <jfox@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 15:39:35 -0500
To: <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Message-ID: <000701be43eb$d3f0c5e0$dbc3c8c7@jfox.dol-esa.gov>
FrontPage 98 (make sure you have the update patch installed) allows for the
double spaces between sentences.  HoTMetaL 4.0 does not.  The only problem
I've encountered with this technique is the old AOL proprietary browser (2.0
maybe) didn't recognize &nbsp; and showed it as such in the document.
However, it is important enough to me attempt to use proper English that I
use the technique anyway.  For the few users using the old AOL browser they
just end up with a little bit garbage.  The word to HTML conversion utility
doesn't seem to save the double spaces nor does pasting from the clipboard
to FrontPage98. I don't know about the use of CSS to achieve this.  Our user
base doesn't have full enough support for CSS to justify its use yet so I
haven't studied it.

-Jamie

-----Original Message-----
From:	w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org] On Behalf
Of Bruce Bailey
Sent:	Tuesday, January 19, 1999 3:00 PM
To:	Pawan Vora; Charles F. Munat
Cc:	w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject:	Re: h1, h2, etc.

[snip]
I will confess that I was quite happy when I first came across a site that
ended sentences with period-non-breaking-space-space.  Finally, a legal
technique for getting that extra space the way my typing instructor taught
me!  (I was, of course, hit with that "Duh -- why didn't I think of that"
feeling.)

I instantly found my pages much more readable.  Can double-space between
sentences (but not after abbreviations) be accomplished by CSS?  Are any
browsers (or word processor for that matter) smart enough to make this
distinction?


-----Original Message-----
From: Pawan Vora <pvora@uswest.com>
To: Charles F. Munat <coder@acnet.net>
Cc: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Date: Friday, January 15, 1999 6:19 PM
Subject: Re: h1, h2, etc.


>Hi Charles,
>
>> I have the same problem with P tags. I've been using DIV
>> with BR tags to avoid P tags because I don't want the spaces
>> above and below. I am trying to achieve a look in which the
>> first paragraph has a drop cap and no indent, and subsequent
>> paragraphs have a first line indent, the way it is normally
>> done in print. The "block" format gets old.
>
>You can get the indents... but it's not considered "good" html code.
>Here are two different ways:
>
>1. starting a paragraph with <DD>
>2. starting the paragraph with a bunch of &nbsp;'s ... so you can do
>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;This is my second paragraph.
>
>Of course, the third option is to try the "single-pixel" gif trick....
>but, that's not good design either!
>
>Pawan...
>--
>Pawan R. Vora
>U S WEST Communications
>pvora@uswest.com
>303-624-4235
>
Received on Tuesday, 19 January 1999 15:41:44 GMT

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