Re: <pre>

Peter Flynn <>
Date: Thu, 6 Oct 94 17:57:19 EDT
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From: Peter Flynn <>
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Subject: Re: <pre>
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> In message <>, James Whitescarver writes:
> >It is not clear to me that <pre> should ignore CR.  I think this is a bug
> >in the our browsers.  The intent of <pre> was that such things are NOT
> >ignored. The specs may be wrong too. :)
> This issue came up on the HTML Working group list.
> The current practice[1] is that the LF character is what matters.
> The spec will say that CRLF is the correct way to break a line,
> but it will encourage browser implementors to accept LF alone
> as a linebreak, and caution authors and editor implementors
> that CR alone will _not_ work. (right, Mike?)

This sounds correct, but does this imply that incautious Mac users who
make files containing plain ASCII text for PRE will have to insert LFs?