[SATLUG] Requesting CLI assitance.

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Sep 21 21:51:57 CDT 2008


I missed the portion of the original post that mentioned using tags to force 
line breaks.

Second, I think you are exaggerating your comment about 15 years since the first 
RFC on HTML was only published 13 years ago.  If you had to test it, you really 
don't know HTML as well as you imply.

   -- Bruce


Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> Actually, I have been doing a lot of HTML coding for more than 15 years 
> (and getting into XML lately), using nothing more than Windows' notepad 
> in the beginning.  I got intimately familiar with HTML tags and how they 
> behave.  But just to be sure, I just tested it again (using some 
> arbitrary running text in a non <pre></pre> formatted block, 
> interspersed with <br> tags throughout), and a <br> tag WILL force a 
> line break -- it is not interpreted as whitespace.
> 
> Al Lesmerises
> 
> 
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Alan Lesmerises wrote:
>>
>>> In fact, forcing line breaks could actually make the text look a 
>>> little odd if the browser window is too narrow to display the full 
>>> line of text w/65 characters (you'll have the text flow to the next 
>>> line and maybe only have one or two words before it forces a line 
>>> break as you have it formatted).  
>> Incorrect.  Unless you are in a <pre></pre> block, a newline is 
>> treated exactly like a space or tab and all multiple whitespace 
>> characters are treated as a single whitespace character.
>>
>>   -- Bruce
> 



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