Re: What about  ?

Arnoud (galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl)
Wed, 31 Jul 1996 20:13:54 +0200


From: galactus@stack.urc.tue.nl (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: What about  ?
Date: Wed, 31 Jul 1996 20:13:54 +0200
Message-ID: <iJ6/x4uYOVOf089yn@stack.urc.tue.nl>

In article <960730211553_100320.1303_JHF56-1@CompuServe.COM>,
Jonathan Rosenne <100320.1303@CompuServe.COM> wrote:
> In any case, until i18n HTML is based on 8859-1. The definition of any 
> character 
> should be taken from 8859-1. 

Then how do we define &trade;? I don't see anything wrong with thinking
up new entities, as long as you unambigously define which entity it
should be.

> It seems some people assumed NBSP's should be "collapsed", as applies to 
> spaces.
> There are, however, many HTML and other applications that do not collapse
> NBSP,

Yes, but is there a *reason* for &nbsp; not to get collapsed, like the
normal space? In my opinion, (as well as the HTML 3 draft's), the
non-breaking space is simply a space where the line should not be
broken. If it occurs at a location away from the line end, it should
be treated as a normal space, including the collapsing.

Galactus

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