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Subject: Re: [office] Fwd: ODF spec question (white-space processing)
On Monday 04 September 2006 11:26, Michael Brauer - Sun Germany - ham02 - Hamburg wrote: > Daniel Vogelheim wrote: > >>David Faure wrote: > >> > >>>So <text:p> foo</text:p> > >>>will have only one word and zero spaces in Writer. > >>>I expect it to have 1 space and one word. Note that this would indeed be "collapsing" (to a single space), instead of removing. The spec does talk about collapsing, not about removing. > >>HTML ignores white space characters behind the start element tag, > > > > Actually, HTML does no such thing. Neither the HTML spec nor actual > > HTML browsers remove existing whitespace behind a start element tag. > > What browser are you using? At least my Mozilla as well as Firefox doesn't > display them. Mozilla does keep one space after a start element, in my tests: <html> <body> Foo<span> bar</span> </body> </html> This shows "Foo bar" in mozilla (and in konqueror), as I expected, and not "Foobar". White space is collapsed, not removed. > Well, the intention behind the white-space processing rules is to allow > authors to pretty-print paragraph text. HTML is used as an archetype here, > because its rules do work very well in practice. It may be that we could find > some better wording for the relation of the OpenDocument white space > processing rules to HTML, but IMHO it is consistent with the HTML > specification to ignore white space characters at the paragraph start. But HTML doesn't do that, and therefore OpenDocument shouldn't do it either. -- David Faure, firstname.lastname@example.org, sponsored by Trolltech to work on KDE, Konqueror (http://www.konqueror.org), and KOffice (http://www.koffice.org).