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RE: Preformatted text in HTML

From: Gregg Vanderheiden <po@trace.wisc.edu>
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 16:50:53 -0600
Message-ID: <01BCE22F.536B1C00.po@trace.wisc.edu>
To: WAI HC Working Group <w3c-wai-hc@w3.org>
Perhaps it should be worded slightly differently to say

non-visual user
agents may NEED TO ignore the spacing and line breaks in this element's 
content IN ORDER TO RENDER THE INFORMATION IN AUDITORY OR TACTILE (BRAILLE) 
MEDIA

or something like that

Gregg




-----Original Message-----
From:	Dave Raggett [SMTP:dsr@w3.org]
Sent:	Friday, October 24, 1997 10:40 AM
To:	dd@w3.org
Cc:	WAI HC Working Group
Subject:	Re: Preformatted text in HTML

On Fri, 24 Oct 1997, Daniel Dardailler wrote:

>
> > 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.

OK, as this is unlikely to be a controversial addition, I have added
the following text in to the spec:

  Non-visual user agents may ignore the spacing and line breaks in
  this element's content.

The spec previously left this unstated -- it only gave guidelines
for visual user agents.

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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