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Re: space

From: Chris Ridd <C.Ridd@imc.exec.nhs.uk>
Date: Mon, 23 Sep 1996 12:24:00 +0100
Message-Id: <32467350.685E@imc.exec.nhs.uk>
To: Stuart Young <nakor@glasswings.com.au>
Cc: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>, www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Stuart Young wrote:
> On Mon, 23 Sep 1996, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
> > None of those are usable for computer source code, however. In source
> > code, a specific number of space characters can be vital to the correct
> > functioning of the program! Currently, HTML is unusable as a means of
> > transmitting source code; other content types must be used instead.
> Isn't this what <PRE> is all about?

No, because the contents of a <pre> section is only PCDATA, which
prevents you from using the 'special' SGML characters inside your
program. This will greatly annoy your programmers...


  IF silly <> foolish THEN

is not legal because of the "<>".

Received on Monday, 23 September 1996 07:25:54 UTC

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