Fuckin’ HTML

By MOJO
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Jul 6th, 2013
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HTML was great, in like 1994. It has failed to keep pace with the rapidly expanding internet (which is expanding faster than the universe and will soon consume all known electrons). One of my biggest peeves with HTML is the elimination of white space. Check that, the elimination of white space is a great feature except in one instance: the extra space at the end of a sentence.

Call me old school, but when I learned to type on a typewriter, we added two spaces at the end of every sentence after the period.  To me this is more legible.  It is easier to see where a sentence ends.  But in HTML, oh hell no!  That second space is extra white space and thus not displayed.  Now I could go around dropping two “ ” characters at the end of every sentence, but that’s a real pain in the ass.  Unfortunately, that’s what I usually end up doing.  If you know of a better way, please leave me a comment and let me know.

By the way, the first paragraph is the default HTML behavior. The second paragraph is using two “ ” characters at the end of every sentence. Damn right the second paragraph looks better.