Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 11:49:10 -0400 (EDT) From: "Russell Steven Shawn O'Connor" <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com Subject: Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces. In-Reply-To: <199707141541.IAA18480@iceland.it.earthlink.net> Message-ID: <Pine.SOL.3.95q.970714114525.9852Cfirstname.lastname@example.org> No one has mentioned the purpose of collapsing whitespace to begin with. Why do we collapse whitespace? I don't have an offical answer, but I'd guess it is done so that Authors can format the HTML SOURCE in such a way so that it is readable. If this is the case, then collapsing   would make no sense. When was the last time you saw people using  's to make their SOURCE more readable? ;-) -- Russell O'Connor | email@example.com <http://www.undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca/%7Eroconnor/> "And truth irreversibly destroys the meaning of its own message" -- Anindita Dutta, "The Paradox of Truth, the Truth of Entropy"