Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces. (fwd)

MegaZone (
Fri, 25 Jul 1997 17:37:28 -0700 (PDT)

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Subject: Re: Collapsing breaks & non-beaking spaces. (fwd)
Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 17:37:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: MegaZone <>

Once upon a time Liam Quinn shaped the electrons to say...
>We've established that there is no use for multiple non-breaking spaces 
>except as a presentation hack, so why not define the non-breaking space as 
>collapsible?  The other alternatives are to define it as non-collapsible, 

I say non-collapsable.  I do not consider it whitespace - it is a character
with no visible glyph IMHO.  "AA" is not collapsed to "A".

Sure it is used as a presentation hack - so what?  A LOT of things are
used as a presentation hack.  Are we to start eliminating any element that
could possibly be abused?

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