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Re: White space and inline elements

From: Masayasu Ishikawa <mimasa@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2001 22:51:57 +0900
To: www-html@w3.org
Cc: www-html-editor@w3.org
Message-Id: <20010725225157P.mimasa@w3.mag.keio.ac.jp>
Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net> wrote:

> I suggest to add a new item to section 3.2 of XHTML 1.0 that reads e.g.
> [...]
>   * Leading and trailing whitespace inside an inline element must be
>     moved outside the element content (except when the 'xml:space'
>     attribute is set to 'preserve')

Like Terje, I disagree.

> after white-space normalization. Otherwise the mentioned behaivour would
> be rather conforming and I see no use of this, it's just annoying.

If the directionality of an inline element's content is different, you
might get a completely different rendering on visual user agents by
moving white space.

Masayasu Ishikawa / mimasa@w3.org
W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
Received on Wednesday, 25 July 2001 09:51:55 UTC

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