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Subject: Re: zero width no-break space to prevent tag minimisation
From: "Andrew Welch" <andrew.j.welch@xxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 15:31:58 +0100
Re:  zero width no-break space to prevent tag minimisat
> Not sure what you mean by "minimization" in this case.

I mean <div/> where <div></div> has been "minimized" to the empty
syntax... I thought it was the right terminology?

> But I will comment on using such Unicode characters.  In my UBL work I
> peppered my URI strings with zero-width (breaking) spaces in order to
> elegantly wrap lines immediately after slashes, keeping URI path components
> whole.  Some users had not taken the time to add Unicode character display
> to their browsers (not sure if that is now automatic but at one point
> browsers didn't do all Unicode characters until you consciously installed
> Unicode support).
> The result were unsightly empty box glyphs after every slash on their
> screens, while my screen looked pristine.
> So before you use any Unicode character you should find out what the
> rendition looks like on a browser without Unicode character support.

Good point... the "target browser" are XHTML based mobile phones...
but I would expect that if the browser can display XHTML then it must
support unicode?

Andrew Welch
Kernow: http://kernowforsaxon.sf.net/

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