Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces.

David Perrell (davidp@earthlink.net)
Mon, 14 Jul 1997 17:31:06 -0700


Message-Id: <199707150040.RAA10448@italy.it.earthlink.net>
From: "David Perrell" <davidp@earthlink.net>
To: <www-html@w3.org>
Subject: Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces.
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 1997 17:31:06 -0700

Liam Quinn wrote:
> The expired HTML 3.0 draft stated that the non-breaking space "should
be 
> treated in the same way as the space character (ASCII character code
32 
> decimal), except that the user agent should never break lines at this

> point." [1]  I assume there was a reason for making this rather
definite 
> statement about the behaviour of the non-breaking space.  Perhaps
when 
> Dave Raggett returns he can offer some insight into this.

There is a practical reason why white space is collapsed. What do you
think it is? What is your reason for wanting &nbsp declared collapsing?

David Perrell