in reply to Re: Spaced Out
in thread Spaced Out
It's probably best left optional since the entire
idea of having non-breaking spaces, is, not surprisingly,
to prevent the breakage of something. Although admittedly
overused on the Web at large, the principle is to provide
a visual space between two 'words' which aren't meant to
be separated. As such, something like 'Perl Monks'
should not be treated as two words, but rather, as a
single word. Including 0xA0 in \s would defeat the entire
purpose of having in the first place.
Instead, you could build methods into HTML::Message to
strip out these invisible buggers, which is really only
a single tr/\xA0/\x20/ operation anyway.
You might find that 0xA0 isn't the only "invisible"
character out there either, as it depends on the font that
you are using, and will likely vary from UNIX to Windows
to Macintosh. Sometimes if the font doesn't have a defined
character for that position, it draws nothing, a zero width
non-character that is there, but not.