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Re: Normalizing spaces?
In reply to my example of a non-DocBook example that behaves differently
At 09:12 AM 5/9/01 -0400, Norman Walsh wrote:
/ "M. Wroth"
<firstname.lastname@example.org> was heard to say:
| Here is an example of content:
is not permissible under the Society's rules to
| fimbriate a
chief. Laurel precedent (Laurel Alison, Dec 86
| and Aug 88)
<q>however this is blazoned, in appearance it
| includes a
fimbriated chief, which is not permitted for
usage</q>. RFS VIII.3 limits fimbiration to simple
charges placed in the center of the field; while a
| chief is a
simple geometric charge, it is not in the center
| of the
[... I clip Norman's demonstration that spaces are preserved, for space
Norman then asks
So I'm still confused about what
special processing you see being
applied to spaces.
When I do the equivalent with DocBook and the Modular DSSSL style sheets,
spaces are not preserved, and I'm trying to figure out how that is
Oh, wait a minute. Are you
processing this with the JadeTeX backend!?
*TeX* automatically converts multiple spaces into a single space.
Could that be it?
No -- this is primarily (maybe exclusively) an RTF backend process (I
also process the various documents involved with the sgml backend, both
as a transformation step (in the case of the non-DocBook example) and to
get HTML output (in both cases). But the effect is
principally of interest in the RTF backend, as I'm trying to persuade
people that an SGML/XML approach is appropriate, and to integrate it into
the followon processing, RTF (or MS Word .doc) is desired.
Mark B. Wroth