Re: space

William Perry (
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 06:42:01 -0700

Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 06:42:01 -0700
Message-Id: <199609231342.GAA21240@newman>
From: William Perry <>
To: Chris Ridd <>
Cc: Stuart Young <>,
Subject: Re: space
In-Reply-To: <>

Chris Ridd writes:
>Stuart Young wrote:
>> On Mon, 23 Sep 1996, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>> > None of those are usable for computer source code, however. In source
>> > code, a specific number of space characters can be vital to the correct
>> > functioning of the program! Currently, HTML is unusable as a means of
>> > transmitting source code; other content types must be used instead.
>> Isn't this what <PRE> is all about?
>No, because the contents of a <pre> section is only PCDATA, which
>prevents you from using the 'special' SGML characters inside your
>program. This will greatly annoy your programmers...
>  IF silly <> foolish THEN
>    WRITELN("Ooops.");
>is not legal because of the "<>".

 That's perfectly legal from what I understand.  CDATA entries are only
terminated by </[a-z]

-Bill P.