[SATLUG] Requesting CLI assitance.

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Sun Sep 21 22:59:06 CDT 2008


Actually, if I still had copies of what I wrote, I could show you stuff 
I wrote going back to 1993.

And I tested it just to be _absolutely_ sure I was correct and not 
remembering it wrong -- sometimes when you've been doing things a long 
time, some of the details can get confused.

Al Lesmerises


Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> 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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