Re: What about  ?

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Tue, 30 Jul 1996 13:00:24 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: What about  ?
Date: Tue, 30 Jul 1996 13:00:24 +0200
Message-ID: <Ite/x4uYOFLI089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

In article <960729173737_100320.1303_JHF114-1@CompuServe.COM>,
Jonathan Rosenne <100320.1303@CompuServe.COM> wrote:
> Arnoud Galactus Engelfriet wrote:
> > OTOH, it *is* current practice in Netscape, so perhaps it should be
> > defined in Wilbur as non-collapsing as well?
> 
> I am not sure the HTML and SGML definitions treat NBSP as white space. The 
> way I read RFC 1866 NBSP is not considered white space. Thus the Netscape 
> implementation is correct.

The reason I asked is because RFC 1866 is less than clear about the use
of &nbsp;. It only remarks that it's a non-breaking space, but does not
say if it should be a collapsing space as well. The expired HTML 3.0
draft did mention this explicitly, but the Wilbur docs I have seen have
forgotten about it. :-)

So, I think it is a good idea to include it in the Wilbur specs. Given
that most agents render it as non-collapsing, it should be marked like
that.

Galactus

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