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Re: space

From: Peter Flynn <pflynn@curia.ucc.ie>
Date: 23 Sep 1996 15:13:25 +0100
To: walter@natural-innovations.com
Cc: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
Message-id: <199609231413.PAA02445@curia.ucc.ie>
[ISOpub entities]

   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.

<pre> will replicate its content untouched in all browsers I know.
But yes, it's the wrong tool to use for sending source code. Zipped
or tarred/gzipped files are a much better idea.

///Peter
Received on Monday, 23 September 1996 10:17:54 GMT

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