Re: Spaces outside PRE

Terry Allen (
Mon, 14 Jun 1993 16:57:20 PDT

Quick example:

This sentence uses white space to separate words.


Unless you tag every word, that white space has meaning. It is
not purely presentational.

Similarly with other uses of white space: if one represented by
tagging everything white space can be used for, you wouldn't
need it. But in a small tag set such as HTML, you can't get
along without it. Even in a large SGML DTD provision is not
made for all the things one might use white space for,


Terry Allen  (
Editor, Digital Media Group
O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
Sebastopol, Calif., 95472