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REC-html40-19980424 error?

From: Hans - Amsterdam <heb122@solcon.nl>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 17:00:51 +0200
Message-ID: <00a001beb8d4$a007dd00$042f51c3@default>
To: <www-html-editor@w3.org>
Ref: REC-html40-19980424

Dear madam/sir:
Working through the doc mentioned under ref. I noticed the following text in
chapter 9.1 - closing lines:

QUOTE 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>UNQUOTE

MY COMMENT: I suspect that the truth lies in the middle of these two "white
space" options. Shouldn't the correct version be as follows...

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

This way all text following an opening tag starts right at the beginning and
leaves a white space just prior the closing tag.

REQUEST: For my own HTML usage please drop me an return mail indicating
whether my obeservation is right or wrong.

Warm regards and with many thanks for the excellent doc mentioned under ref.

In Christ,

Hans J.A. Dekkers
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Received on Thursday, 17 June 1999 11:15:41 UTC

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