Re: NBSP &c.

From: Jonathan Rosenne (
Date: Mon Feb 10 1997 - 00:43:49 EST

The trouble with NBSP is that it looks like an SP, smells like an SP, but
is not an SP. It is not reasonable to expect mere mortals to differentiate
the two.

It reminds me too much of all the mess we had with the 3270 with the
difference between NULL and SPACE.

NBSP is there, and won't go away, but it is not a good solution to the
problems it solves. I think these are not character set problems and would
be better addressed by means of "higher level protocols".


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