Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces.

Mike Meyer (mwm@contessa.phone.net)
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 19:53:12 PST


Subject:  Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces.
In-Reply-To: <199707132338.QAA02431@italy.it.earthlink.net>
From: mwm@contessa.phone.net (Mike Meyer)
To: www-html@w3.org
Date: Sun, 13 Jul 1997 19:53:12 PST
Message-ID: <19970713.79728F0.11A2C@contessa.phone.net>

> CSS1 removes the need for &nbsp;

Well, using CSS1 instead of multiple &nbsp;'s in hopes they won't
collapse is certainly an improvement. The intended use of &nbsp; - as
an indicator that some space is not a candidate for word wrapping -
would seem to be better done with &nbsp; than a SPAN and a style to
keep it from wrapping. For a single space, anyway.

Of course, removing the reason for abuse also removes the reason for
wanting a statement about whether or not it collapses. After all, you
should just use CSS1, which we want to encourage, right?

	<mike