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Re: space

From: Walter Ian Kaye <walter@natural-innovations.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Sep 1996 17:29:59 -0700
Message-Id: <v0300780bae6f7e7ca328@[]>
To: www-html@w3.org, www-style@w3.org
At 2:36p +0200 09/25/96, Chris Lilley wrote:
>On Sep 23,  2:43am, Walter Ian Kaye wrote:
>> Currently, HTML is unusable as a means of
>> transmitting source code; other content types must be used instead.
>Why, what is wrong with the <code> and <pre> tags? I have seens a substantial
>amount of source code in various languages embeddd in HTML documents, and the
>pre element appeared to be quite sufficient for this.

But not pretty-printed source code.

>The only thing that appears to be missing and which might, after
>discussion, be
>advisible is preservation of multiple spaces inside code elements. Thety are
>already preserved inside pre elements.

Yes, yes, yes -- the non-inline nature of <pre> is a serious drawback.

    Walter Ian Kaye <boo@best.com>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML
 http://www.natural-innovations.com/     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter
Received on Thursday, 26 September 1996 00:08:43 UTC

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