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There are several limitations of HTML I've run into. This page lists them and provides workarounds if known (by me). Actually, I've probably run into most of them on TWiki and they could be limitations of the TWiki markup language, but I think that, at root they are limitations of HTML. I've probably mentioned some of these elsewhere already.

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Notes

Can't Display 2 Spaces after a Sentence

No matter how many spaces you insert after the end of a sentence, HTML eliminates all but one.

Workaround (I've seen this used on some Web/wikis -- forget which): Add at least one non-breaking space.  Tested at the end of the previous sentence -- seems to work by adding one nonbreaking space ( ) followed by one (ordinary) space immediately after the sentence -- might require more testing -- there might be some "corner cases" where the line breaking appears incorrect because of the extra non-breaking space.

Blank Lines in a List Create a New List

If you insert blank lines (paragraphs) between bulleted or numbered below the top level, each new list item is considered the start of a new list instead of a continuation of the previous list. Workaround: Insert line breaks <br /> instead of paragraphs <p> to display blank lines.

Examples of typical problems:

Bulleted list:

  • test

    • test

    • test

Numbered list:

  1. test

    1. test

    1. test

Fixed examples -- use edit or view raw to see the added <br />s:

Bulleted list:

  • test

    • test

    • test

Numbered list:

  1. test

    1. test

    2. test

Can't use Hierarchical Numbering in a List

I haven't found a way to display hierarchical item numbers on list items (like 1, 2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.2.1, 2.2.2, etc. (or alternate schemes with letters or Roman numerals)) -- don't know of a workaround (short of formatting things to look like a list items and "manually" numbering them)

AbiWord TWiki: All Text is Justified

On the AbiWord TWiki, all text is justified, which means that (to me) some lines look quite ugly because of all the extra spaces between words (depending on where line breaks occur). I understand (from someone who replied to my question) that this is because the entire AbiWord site applies a style sheet that calls for justified text. Not sure of the workaround -- one would be to move the TWiki, I don't know whether a style sheet at the browser level could overcome the server level style sheet, or if there is a way to provide a different style sheet for the TWiki at the server level.

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