RE: Whitespace

Fisher Mark <>
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HTML is (fortunately or unfortunately) a document type of SGML, which 
defines document content, not document formatting.  IMHO, it is the 
responsibility of browser writers to supply adequate options for handling 
whitespace.  If HTML is extended to include formatting information, it 
becomes YAWPF (Yet Another Word Processing Format :), unsuitable for users 
who do not possess (or could not use) GUI browsers.
Mark Fisher                            Thomson Consumer Electronics           Indianapolis, IN

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