[SATLUG] Requesting CLI assitance.
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.
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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