Re: SPaces and Tabs in HTML documents

Dave_Raggett <>
From: Dave_Raggett <>
Message-id: <>
Subject: Re: SPaces and Tabs in HTML documents
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 93 12:08:36 BST
Mailer: Elm [revision:]
> You are right.  Actually tabs are mentioned in the PRE part, but
> nowhere else.   The general understanding (before Mosaic) was that

>         - Multiple spaces should be respected as such (for example
>           some people like them around punctuation) and should not
>           be used for prettying up the source.

>         - Tabs should not be used outside PRE

> I would like to specify that multiple spaces be interpreted as such.
> Would this be a big problem for anyone?

This doesn't sound right to me. Like Mosaic, I too, treat whitespace
as separators, and ignore how many spaces, carriage returns, newlines
or tabs there are.

Showing more space after punctuation is a rendering issue and should
be left to the reader's preference.

Dave Raggett