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Re: A spacing bug in 8.2

From: Vincent Quint <Vincent.Quint@inrialpes.fr>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2003 12:35:49 +0100
To: joseph.nyu@reagle.org
Cc: www-amaya@w3.org
Message-Id: <20031126113549.795CA3D13@lihue.inrialpes.fr>

Joseph,

Yes, Amaya ignores the spaces you mention, but I think it is right
in doing so. Quoting the HTML 4.01 specification:

In order to avoid problems with SGML line break rules and inconsistencies
among extant implementations, authors should not rely on user agents to
render white space immediately after a start tag or immediately before an
end tag. Thus, authors, and in particular authoring tools, should write:

  <P>We offer free <A>technical support</A> for subscribers.</P>

and not:

  <P>We offer free<A> technical support </A>for subscribers.</P>

Refer to the end of section 9.1:
  http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/text.html#whitespace

Vincent.

Joseph Reagle wrote:
> 
> 14. I've seen this bug before it seems, Amaya loses the space between a closing element and the followingcharacter:
>         
> <li><strong>E38.2160</strong><a href="http://www.nyu.edu/projects/nissenbaum/courses_values_2003.html"><strong> Values Embodied in Info/Comm Technologies</strong></a><strong> LEC 3.0 Nissenbaum</strong>
> 
> becomes
> 
> <li><strong>E38.2160 </strong><a  href="http://www.nyu.edu/projects/nissenbaum/courses_values_2003.html"><strong>ValuesEmbodied in Info/Comm Technologies</strong></a><strong>LEC 3.0 Nissenbaum</strong>
> 
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