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At 10:04 AM 23-09-05, you wrote:
>I'd advise using <seg> for this rather than <space>, which is 
>specifically for "significant space in the copy text" - not for 
>regular inter-word spacing.

Agreed, unless it's important to specify the size of spaces (where 
they vary through justification, or where their size might be 
significant in concrete poetry, for example).

Cheers,
Martin



>Dot
>
>Martin Holmes wrote:
>
>>Hi there,
>>
>>Processing of actual whitespace can be a bit flaky in various XSLT
>>processors, and it can be difficult to get the right balance of
>>xsl:strip-space and xsl:preserve-space to get the results you want in
>>a way that is reliably portable between systems. Where spaces are
>>important (as they may often be when you're encoding below the word
>>level), I'd suggest encoding the actual spaces, using perhaps a space
>>tag or a seg tag. That way you can always ensure they're properly
>>described, and properly processed in any output system. It does make
>>the code hard to read, but when you're encoding at this level the
>>text is usually pretty hard to read anyway.
>>
>>Cheers,
>>Martin
>>
>>At 08:32 AM 23-09-05, Martin Mueller wrote:
>>
>>>Is there a set of rules or best practices about what to do with space
>>>between words when you encode down to the word level? We have in one
>>>project used space between <w> elements, and the parser respects
>>>this, although it seems theoretically wrong. One could also deal with
>>>the space at the processing level and have a rule to the effect that
>>>a word element is followed by a space unless the content of the next
>>>element begins with a punctuation mark, etc.
>>>
>>>I'll be grateful for advice.
>>
>>
>>Martin Holmes
>>University of Victoria Humanities Computing and Media Centre
>>http://web.uvic.ca/hcmc/
>>http://www.halfbakedsoftware.com/
>>http://www.mholmes.com/
>
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