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From: Norman Walsh <>
To: "Alan W. Irwin" <>
Subject: Re: blank line in lists
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2001 03:38:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <Pine.LNX.4.40.0110261601400.28945-100000@starling.mylan.home>

/ "Alan W. Irwin" <> was heard to say:
| Is he saying in a mixed content environment (I presume lists are examples of
| that) that no filling or justification of paragraphs is done?  That is what
| would happen if white space were preserved.  Of course, "preserved" is a
| stronger statement than "significant" so I guess what I really need is
| a definition of significant.
| Would Norm or some other expert here be willing to expand on the remark?

"Significant" in this case means "passed through to the application". So,
if you say:

Some text</para>

What the application sees is "Begin a paragraph" "Newline" "Some text"
"End a paragraph".

So if the application thinks newlines are significant in paragraphs,
you get an extra newline.

What's really odd though is that I can't reproduce this problem
without the intervening indexterm. And I expect the intervening
indexterm is just a backend bug.

(What are you generating? TeX, RTF, HTML, ... ?)

                                        Be seeing you,

Norman Walsh <> | "Abstraction, abstraction and            | abstraction." This is the answer to the
                              | question, "What are the three most
                              | important words in programming?"--Paul
                              | Hudak

       reply	other threads:[~2001-10-31  3:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
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2001-10-31  3:38 ` Norman Walsh [this message]
2001-10-31  7:19   ` Alan W. Irwin
2001-10-31  7:28     ` Norman Walsh
2001-10-31 14:44   ` Tammy Fox
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     [not found] ` <1004124386.2147.279.camel@peecee>
2001-10-31  2:57   ` Norman Walsh

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