Re: Quad (was Spaces)

Dave_Raggett (
Wed, 16 Jun 93 12:27:38 BST


You say

> I think the various points of view have been well represented on
> this issue, and fairly economically, too. Let me make a practical
> proposal: I think I would be satisfied with a single white space
> character (or entity), something like Tex's \quad, that is, an en
> in the current font. Is this something we can all accept as needed
> even if some see it as impure SGML?

Did you mean "&em;" or <em> rather than "en"? I like your suggestion
it is simple and easy to implement.

Perhaps you could help me with a naming problem. In the HTML+ DTD I use
a single tag for all inline emphasis, using a string attribute value
to specify different categories of emphasis. My original name was EMPH
but feel this is perhaps too long. I then thought of contracting this
to EM, but see now that this might be confused with an em space.

Any ideas for what I should call this tag?

Best wishes,

Dave Raggett