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Re: space



Chris Ridd writes:
>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...
>
>eg
>
><pre>
>PROCEDURE frob
>BEGIN
>  IF silly <> foolish THEN
>    WRITELN("Ooops.");
>END
></pre>
>
>is not legal because of the "<>".

 That's perfectly legal from what I understand.  CDATA entries are only
terminated by </[a-z]

-Bill P.


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