Re: [ Re: Mosaic 2.0 bug? ] Re: Mosaic 2.0 bug?
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1993 17:17:17 +0100
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	Andreas Gehmeyr <> wrote:
	> Anybody care to comment on how the following is rendered using Mosaic
	> 2.0 for X?
	> <PRE>
	>     Notice that this block is indented four spaces.  Also notice
	>     that if a line has an &lt;EM&gt; which spans a line <EM>like this,
	>     the following line is improperly (?) indented</EM>.
	> </PRE>
	> At least on my system (SGI Indigo^2), the third line is indented only
	> about half as much as the other lines.  I'm guessing this is wrong.
	> If anything, I'd expect the line to be indented more because of the
	> spacing of the emphasized font.

	I have mentioned this to the bugs address for Mosaic, but I guess
	they're too busy to do anything with it at the moment.  The HTML spec

	   Within a PRE element, 
	      Anchor elements and character highlighting elements may be used.
	   Within a preformatted element,  the constraint that the rendering must be on
	   a fixed horizontal character pitch may limit or prevent the ability of the
	   renderer to render highlighting elements specially. 

	This suggests to me that if you can't provide fixed-width characters,
	then it is better not to do any highlighting within the <PRE> section.

	My situation is similar.  I am formatting tables for the man2html
	converter, and it is convenient to use <PRE> to do this formatting.
	If one column is bolded, though, you end up with jagged columns, due
	to the differing widths of the bold characters.

	  <B>WW</B>    some information about WW
	  <B>ii</B>    some information about ii

	Keep up the good work, NCSA,
	Rik Harris -              || Systems Programmer
	+61 3 560-3265 (AH) +61 3 565-3227 (BH)                 || and Administrator
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I am having the same problem with tables generated by my frame2html filter.
The result is that I have all character formatting removed. I have also noted
that Mosaic for Windows will render preformatted text with pictures differently
from the X version.