[whatwg] Initial carriage return in <pre> and <textarea>

Henri Sivonen hsivonen at iki.fi
Fri Sep 11 01:12:59 PDT 2009

On Sep 10, 2009, at 23:40, Øistein E. Andersen wrote:

> § "Restrictions on content models" mentions that an initial  
> line feed (\n) character inside <pre> and <textarea> will be  
> removed.  Should it not cover carriage return (\r) and \r\n as well?

If you put \r or \r\n in the source, you are expressing a \n. If you  
want to express a \r, you need to escape it, and then the tree builder  
doesn't zap it.

There probably needs to be a note saying that writing \r really means  
\n for the content model purposes.

Henri Sivonen
hsivonen at iki.fi

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