Re: space (reply again, sorry)

Walter Ian Kaye (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 06:49:59 -0700

Message-Id: <v03007801ae7039cba363@[]>
Date: Thu, 26 Sep 1996 06:49:59 -0700
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: space (reply again, sorry)

At 8:22a -0500 09/26/96, Foteos Macrides wrote:
>Peter Flynn <> wrote:
>>> I think most people use the &nbsp; in this way as most browsers present it
>>> as a space. But is there an entity (now or proposed) that would meet your
>>> three requirements? Maybe a non-breaking version of an em-space, etc.?
>>That would be <code>&nbsp;</code>, I guess.
>	That still doesn't address the ambiguity about its width.  There's
>no ambigutity for ensp, emsp, thinsp, etc., but how wide a "blank graphic
>character" should be used for nbsp when justification is not being used?
>Is it a "non-breaking ensp", or "non-breaking emsp", or what?

My understanding is that a nonbreaking space occupies the same width as a
regular numeral (0-9) in the current font.

    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter