Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0

Arnoud (galactus@htmlhelp.com)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 15:07:17 +0200


From: galactus@htmlhelp.com (Arnoud "Galactus" Engelfriet)
To: www-html@w3.org
Subject: Re: Some complaints about HTML 4.0
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 15:07:17 +0200
Message-ID: <FMNyz4uYOlNG089yn@htmlhelp.com>

In article <199707130345.UAA17425@italy.it.earthlink.net>,
"David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net> wrote:
> The reason white space must collapse is to allow readable structured
> markup. Author/designers commonly use multiple &nbsp; to bypass that
> limitation. 

Well, that's their problem. :-) Shouldn't they be using a stylesheet
to achieve that kind of visual effect?

> Since consecutive &nbsp; are there by intent, and the
> intent is unambiguous, is there any logical reason why they should
> collapse?

The reason in favor is "non-breaking space is a space, and spaces
collapse". 

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