Re: HTML 4.0 draft available

Arnoud (galactus@htmlhelp.com)
Wed, 09 Jul 1997 19:41:10 +0200


From: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: HTML 4.0 draft available
Date: Wed, 09 Jul 1997 19:41:10 +0200
Message-ID: <208wz4uYOtKL089yn@htmlhelp.com>

In article <Pine.WNT.3.95.970708095540.-163567C-100000@hazel.w3.org>,
Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> wrote:
> The first public draft of the HTML 4.0 specification is now
> available. This has been rewritten from the Cougar drafts.
> The goal is to work towards a proposed recommendation. The spec
> is the result of 3 years work in the W3C HTML working group and
> discussions on www-html. 

Thanks! Excellent work!

About the only suggestion that I have is if and where there is any
definitive statement on &nbsp; being _collapsing_ or not. The
HTML 3.0 draft did explicitly state that &nbsp; is a space in
all aspects except line breaking, but neither 2.0 nor 3.2 do so.

The last time this was discussed here there really wasn't a
consensus, so it would be most appreciated if the HTML 4.0 spec
could end this "&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; indents 3 spaces - no it doesn't"
argument.

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