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From: Gayle Kidder <reddik@thegroup.net>
Date: Tue, 02 Jul 1996 08:52:41 -0700
Message-Id: <31D945C9.64E6@thegroup.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
Scott Preece wrote:
> SPACER allows you to do things that are inappropriate for stylesheet
> representation, like line-by-line control of inter-line spacing in an
> e.e. cummings poem and line-by-line indentation control in source code
> listings.  So, I think it's useful with or without stylesheets.
> Stylesheet control is clearly much more appropriate for generic control
> of spacing (line controlling the inter-line spacing in text).

Exactly. Please tell me why one would want to use a style sheet just to
add some eccentric spacing to a poem or to control image placement.

I might suggest, though, that SPACER could have been dealt with in the
IMG tag, using SOURCE="0" and specifying width and height for this
"ghost image," which is all anyone does with one-dot transparent gifs.
Is there a reason this couldn't be done?

Gayle Kidder
Received on Tuesday, 2 July 1996 11:54:40 UTC

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