Re: Spaces outside PRE

Terry Allen <>
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From: Terry Allen <>
Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1993 16:57:20 PDT
In-Reply-To: Bill Janssen <>
       "Re: Spaces outside PRE" (Jun 14,  4:52pm)
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To: Bill Janssen <>
Subject: Re: Spaces outside PRE
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