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Re^2: Proposal: eliminate down-votes

by aaron_baugher (Curate)
on Jun 01, 2012 at 19:55 UTC ( #973859=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Re: Proposal: eliminate down-votes
in thread Proposal: eliminate down-votes

I assumed this was a joke at first, because HTML flattens any amount of whitespace into a single space, so there's no way to tell whether someone double-spaces. (I still do; after 30 years it seems like a hard habit to break, although it is annoying when some web-based editors try to "help" by turning the second space into a non-breakable-space HTML entity.) Then I noticed that the OP does have really long spaces between sentences, so I checked the source, and he's actually putting a non-breakable-space in between two regular spaces, resulting in a (more-or-less) triple-space! Carry on.

Aaron B.
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