Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Sat, 12 Jul 1997 23:06:18 -0700


Message-Id: <199707130606.XAA00271@italy.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>, <www-html@w3.org>,
Subject: Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 1997 23:06:18 -0700

I wrote:
> The reason white space must collapse is to allow readable structured
> markup.

Speaking of author intent and legible markup and the reasons for
collapsing space...

IMO and personal experience, trailing whitespace should be ignored when
an element is implicitly closed by another. So that

<TABLE>
<TR>
<TD>blotto
<TD>sotto
</TABLE>

would not produce spaces at the end of blotto and sotto.

Hmm. How do table cells fit into the CSS1 container model? Are they
floats or inline block elements with fixed widths and margins? Oops,
wrong list.

David Perrell