Re: Spacing (was IMG in PRE?)

Stuart Harris (sirrah@cg57.esnet.com)
Tue, 14 May 1996 13:10:34 -0700 (PDT)


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From: sirrah@cg57.esnet.com (Stuart Harris)
Subject: Re: Spacing (was IMG in PRE?)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Tue, 14 May 1996 13:10:34 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <v02140b1cadbe94b15e53@[205.149.180.135]> from "Walter Ian Kaye" at May 14, 96 01:03:13 pm

W.I.K. spake:
> One thing we definitely need, at least for representing computer source
> code, is the ability to prevent collapsing multiple spaces. If I need to
> display a literal of "qd  " (4 characters, spaces significant), it must
> NOT get munged by the browser. What I have to do currently is place a
> comment next to it, stating that there are two spaces there. I tried
> using <pre> and <tt> and <code> -- none were satisfactory (<tt> and
> <code> did not prevent collapsing, and <pre> added line breaks and was
> therefore unusable inline).

Why don't we just persuade AoL to accept &nbsp; as the entity Walter (and the 
rest of us) need. They're the only browser out of step on this, unless I'm 
misinformed.

Regards,
Stu Harris