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Subject: Collapsed whitespace in spans (ODF all versions)
Dear all, Another whitespace problem (proving Goldfarb's law, perhaps): 5.1.3 <text:span>: ----b White-space characters contained in this element are collapsed. ----e By this logic it is not possible to represent the text "_Hello_World_" (i.e. the text "Hello World" with a leading and trailing space, with the entire string underlined) by using a span with an associated style, as those leading and trailing spaces would get stripped. I have checked with a popular ODF application, and it sensibly ignores this collapsing provision. It has: <text:span text:style-name="T1"> Hello World </text:span> I think the spec need to be brought into conformity with the application ... - Alex.