Re: <pre>

Daniel W. Connolly (
Thu, 6 Oct 1994 18:55:19 +0100

In message <>, James Whitescarver writes:
>It is not clear to me that <pre> should ignore CR. I think this is a bug
>in the our browsers. The intent of <pre> was that such things are NOT
>ignored. The specs may be wrong too. :)

This issue came up on the HTML Working group list.

The current practice[1] is that the LF character is what matters.

The spec will say that CRLF is the correct way to break a line,
but it will encourage browser implementors to accept LF alone
as a linebreak, and caution authors and editor implementors
that CR alone will _not_ work. (right, Mike?)


Date: Thu, 22 Sep 94 14:45:14 EDT
Message-id: <>
From: Corprew Reed <>
Subject: Re: Character Data