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RE: Whitespace before <head>

From: Chris Wilson <Chris.Wilson@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 08:21:43 -0800
To: Nick Fitzsimons <nick@nickfitz.co.uk>, Garrett Smith <dhtmlkitchen@gmail.com>
CC: David Hyatt <hyatt@apple.com>, Simon Pieters <simonp@opera.com>, public-html <public-html@w3.org>
Message-ID: <14636E983DBC96408C4D669AFA9B86C007B9771C94@NA-EXMSG-W602.wingroup.windeploy.ntdev.microsoft.com>

And please don't be so blithe about Microsoft.  We drop whitespace around the head, and I believe we still have some issue in table cells; in general, the Trident engine was designed to round-trip content, including whitespace.  We could not, as noted, support CSS' white-space:pre if we didn't.

-----Original Message-----
From: public-html-request@w3.org [mailto:public-html-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Nick Fitzsimons
Sent: Thursday, November 15, 2007 3:38 AM
To: Garrett Smith
Cc: David Hyatt; Simon Pieters; public-html
Subject: Re: Whitespace before <head>

On 14 Nov 2007, at 22:00, Garrett Smith wrote:

> White-space should not be ignored.
> <snip>

> If whitespace skipped in parsing, then it's not part of the document;
> css white-space can't work if the expected white-space is dropped.
> <snip>

> This may seem blatantly obvious to some, but not to microsoft and the
> DOM Scripter Task Force.

As a member of the DSTF, I'd just like to say that I agree with you.


Nick Fitzsimons.
Received on Friday, 16 November 2007 16:22:02 UTC

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