[whatwg] Google Feedback on the HTML5 media a11y specifications

Glenn Maynard glenn at zewt.org
Tue Feb 15 14:16:27 PST 2011

On Tue, Feb 15, 2011 at 11:26 AM, Philip Jägenstedt <philipj at opera.com> wrote:
>> Related to line breaking, should there be an   escape?  Inserting
>> nbsp literally into files is somewhat annoying for authoring, since
>> they're indistinguishable from regular spaces.
> I would kind of prefer not going down that path, otherwise we should also
> add ­ and escapes for all kinds of things that are hard to type. I
> naively hope that editors that don't suck at Unicode will spring into
> existence.

I'm not sure the editors can be blamed, but it's also not the only
case; for example, pasting a caption into an email to an editor, or a
version control diff email, and so on.  Because of these sorts of
cases, I'd continue to use   in HTML and not the Unicode
character even if editors handled it better.

Glenn Maynard

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