Re: Spacing (was IMG in PRE?)

Abigail (abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl)
Wed, 15 May 1996 02:45:38 +0200 (MET DST)


From: Abigail <abigail@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Message-Id: <199605150045.CAA07355@tungsten.gn.iaf.nl>
Subject: Re: Spacing (was IMG in PRE?)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Wed, 15 May 1996 02:45:38 +0200 (MET DST)
In-Reply-To: <199605142104.RAA27520@postman.osf.org> from "Stavros Macrakis" at May 14, 96 05:04:09 pm

You, Stavros Macrakis wrote:
++ 
++ > ... the ability to prevent collapsing multiple spaces. If I need to
++ > display a literal of "qd " (4 characters, spaces significant)... I
++ > tried using <pre> and <tt> and <code> -- none were satisfactory...
++ 
++ As I said in my last mail, Latin-1 character "non-breaking space"
++ (character " ", octal 240, hex a0) works in the browsers I've tried.
++ What problems have you had with it?  Don't forget, HTML's default
++ character set is Latin-1, not ASCII.

Their behaviour is not described by Wilbur, but the HTML 3.0
description says that a non-breaking space should behave as
normal space, with the exception of breaking a line at that point.
Hence, "&nbps;&nbps;" should display as " " (one space).

It would have been nice if HTML 3.2 at least described the wanted
behaviour.


Abigail


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