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Re: Preformatted text in HTML

From: Daniel Dardailler <danield@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 24 Oct 1997 11:48:07 +0200
Message-Id: <199710240948.LAA15753@www47.inria.fr>
To: WAI HC Working Group <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>

> These considerations lead to the following question: should a comment be
> included in the description of PRE, which explains that non-visual user
> agents may ignore the spacing and line breaks in this element's content?

I think this is a reasonnable suggestion and something the HTML editors
could add without too much discussion.

> As I have explained, a braille formatter will not always ignore the
> spacing of preformatted text, which can be represented, if necessary,
> using the braille code for computer notation. However, as the poetry
> example indicates, this is not always appropriate; and of course, audio
> devices are likely to ignore the spacing in any case.

Defining some agreed upon classes for PRE is going to be harder
with our dead-line. This seems to be linked with CSS2 in any way, and
maybe an item for markup guidelines (recommended class name of
"ignore-spacing" for PRE).
Received on Friday, 24 October 1997 05:48:28 UTC

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