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Subject: Re: DOCBOOK-APPS: Normalizing spaces?

I asked this question on the DSSSList, and Daniel Speck <dspeck@bna.com> suggested that it may be as simple as setting

(declare-initial-value input-whitespace-treatment 'collapse)

While at this point in my education, this is a pure magic incantation, it appears to work.  I also note that this is probably what is doing the magic in DocBook; at least I notice that that same command is in dbparam.dsl, and that various other rules explicitly reset input-whitespace-treatment to either 'collapse or 'preserve.

So I think the mystery is  solved, although it will require some study before I understand the solution.

My thanks to all who spent time and thought to assist me in this.

At 09:54 AM 5/9/01 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
/ Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> was heard to say:
| Even if I use the RTF backend, I still get the spaces:
| {\rtf1\ansi\deff0

Oops. If I use the print stylesheet, the spaces do go away. This must
be a feature of the RTF backend.

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <ndw@nwalsh.com> | To the man who is afraid everything
http://nwalsh.com/           | rustles.--Sophocles

Mark B. Wroth

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