Zero-width Spaces!

Discussion in 'XML' started by pmgriffin@gmail.com, Sep 16, 2005.

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    Hi all,

    i'm attempting to overcome the problem of table cell contents
    overflowing by inserting zero-width spaces into the content string. The
    scheme is working correctly in that i know longer receive overflow
    errors. Unfortunately the zero-width spaces are being rendered as
    visible white space such that www.urlname.com becomes www. urlname.
    com. My xsl try to replace the '.' with '.​' which should give
    me the url without the spaces.

    Has anyone encountered this problem before? any suggestions as to why
    the zero-width spaces are being rendered as visible white space??

    any help appreciated!
    Regards
    Paul.
     
    , Sep 16, 2005
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  2. On 16 Sep 2005 wrote:

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    The innocents abroad.

    > Unfortunately the zero-width spaces are being rendered as
    > visible white space such that www.urlname.com becomes www. urlname.
    > com. My xsl try to replace the '.' with '.​' which should give
    > me the url without the spaces.
    > Has anyone encountered this problem before? any suggestions as to why
    > the zero-width spaces are being rendered as visible white space??


    Support for the zero-width space in fonts and browsers is poor
    at the moment. See the thread
    http://groups.google.com/groups?q=zero.width.space.still.unsafe
    and also
    http://www.cs.tut.fi/~jkorpela/chars/spaces.html

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    Andreas Prilop, Sep 16, 2005
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