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From: Carl Morris <msftrncs@htcnet.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Sep 1996 16:45:46 -0500
Message-Id: <199609212149.QAA14053@inet.htcnet.com>
To: "WWW HTML List" <www-html@w3.org>, "WWW Style List" <www-style@w3.org>
Formally, in the English language there are situations apon which extra
space is inserted between items.  Some examples include the two space
after a period ending a sentence and the two spaces between the state
and zip code in an address.  Do people suggest this extra space be
maintained in HTML documents and how do people propose to do it?

I currently use &nbsp; where needed, and rely on the hope that the
browser will take one NBSP and one breaking space to make 2 spaces, but
I don't think that NBSP requires this:

	Hello&nbsp; There

does not have to be taken as:

	Hello  There

and may instead be resorted back to

	Hello There

But a browser like LYNX 2.1 had no problem with just using two spaces,
but does not like NBSP!

Suggestions welcome...

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