Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 20:44:31 -0700


Message-Id: <199707130345.UAA17425@italy.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>, "Liam Quinn" <liam@htmlhelp.com>
Subject: Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 20:44:31 -0700

From Liam Quinn:
> At 06:59 PM 12/07/97 -0700, David Perrell wrote:
> >Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet wrote:
> >> 2. There is definite statement on &nbsp;&nbsp; being collapsing or
> >not.
> >
> >A statement there should definitely be, and it should definitely be
> >'not'.
> 
> Why?

The reason white space must collapse is to allow readable structured
markup. Author/designers commonly use multiple &nbsp; to bypass that
limitation. Since consecutive &nbsp; are there by intent, and the
intent is unambiguous, is there any logical reason why they should
collapse?

David Perrell