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Interesting gotcha

7th February 2007

I have just spotted an interesting behavour in the Recent Posts section on the left sidebar here: the space between the penultimate and final words in a heading is the HTML entity for a non-breaking space rather than a real space. That means that a browser sees the two words as one rather than two strings and has consequences for text wrapping of these last two words in the phrase. The workaround is to watch the lengths of the last two words but why things were set up the way that they are in the first place is beyond me.

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