White space handling

From: joe@athena.mit.edu
Date: Mon, 16 Aug 93 14:21:35 -0400
Message-id: <9308161821.AA15404@theodore-sturgeon.MIT.EDU>
To: www-talk@nxoc01.cern.ch
Subject: White space handling
Status: RO

At NCSA there is HTML written like this

        New <I>Internet Talk Radio</I> programs being served from the
        NCSA Web server include <A
        Kille on OSI and ISODE</A> and <A
        Mine Workers President R. Trumka on labor in the 1990s</A>.

Xmosaic ignores the spaces at the beginning of the like.  libwww 2.0 (and hence
tkWWW and the line mode browser) do not and you get formating like.....

                         A new mailbox to HTML converter is available here[4];
                         it was written by      Tom      Georges[5] at Harris. 
                         For more information, see here[6];      for an example
                         of a mailbox converted to HTML with this program     
                         see here[7]. 

With huge spaces everywhere.....

Which is the "correct" way of handling white space.