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Re: REC-html40-19980424 error?

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 17 Jun 1999 11:20:52 -0400
Message-ID: <37691254.2449BAA@w3.org>
To: Hans - Amsterdam <heb122@solcon.nl>
CC: www-html-editor@w3.org
Hans - Amsterdam wrote:
> 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.


(I'm not sure what you mean by "the truth".) Your proposal relies
on whitespace immediately before and end tag, which contradicts the
statement made about SGML line break rules.


Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
Received on Thursday, 17 June 1999 11:21:17 UTC

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