Problem with spaceless
|Reported by:||Simon Willison||Owned by:||Adrian Holovaty|
|Has patch:||no||Needs documentation:||no|
|Needs tests:||no||Patch needs improvement:||no|
<a href="http://www.carm.org/questions/rock.htm">Can God</a> <a href="http://www.str.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=5160">make a rock</a> <a href="http://www.godandscience.org/apologetics/rock.html">so heavy</a> <a href="http://www.simpsoncrazy.com/information/scripts/dabf11.shtml">that he</a> <a href="http://geocities.com/cangodmakearock">could not</a> <a href="http://www.askmoses.com/qa_detail.html?h=419&o=237">lift it?</a>
The spaceless tag would remove the spaces between these links entirely, causing them to look like this:
The solution is to replace multiple whitespace with a single space rather than removing them entirely. A more complex solution would be to remove ALL whitespace between block-level tags but leave space beteween inline tags, but the complexity and performance overhead of doing this probably prohibits it.