The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #12051   Message #92880
Posted By: Tony Burns
06-Jul-99 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Clean text for the blind
Subject: RE: Clean text for the blind
The program that 'creates' the 'unpunctuated messes' is your web browser. If the <br> tags aren't included then the HTML interpreter (your browser) keeps putting text on the same line until it reaches the width the particular window allows.

If your friend has a program that translates text to braille and it is not configurable to remove whitespace I suggest he get a new program. The coding to ignore specific text, blanks or html tags is trivial compared to the other things such a program would have to consider.

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