Re: HTML 3.2 PR TEXTAREA WRAP attribute

James Aylett (
Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:23:16 +0000 (GMT)

Date: Tue, 12 Nov 1996 13:23:16 +0000 (GMT)
From: James Aylett <>
To: Benjamin Franz <>
cc: Carl Morris <>, "Kevin 'Kev' Hughes" <>,
Subject: Re: HTML 3.2 PR TEXTAREA WRAP attribute
In-Reply-To: <>
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> Got a headache yet? The point is that it can be 
> *VERY* important 
> that a server know where the browser wrapped the 
> lines. And 
> *whether or not* it goes into the 3.2 DTD, professional
> designers know 
> this and will continue to use WRAP=HARD to reduce the 
> number of 
> unexpected surprises.

As a matter of interest, does WRAP=HARD force a particular character to be
used as a line break? I had someone using a browser a while ago that input
something weird into my dump file which broke less - just terminated the
output at the first EOL and returned control to the shell. I'd be far more
interested in that sort of thing being eradicated than dealing with
wrapping that can be done in under ten lines of code.


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