I would like to ask developpers a question : I have a
problem on my browser with indivisible spaces.
Please, this is an important question, the sort of
issue that might lead to an edit war.
In french typography, indivisible space are put before
some caracters, such as :
Recently, a new editor (a french language teacher) got
on the french wiki. He insists on using these
unbreakable spaces. As far as I know, he is the only
However, for some reasons I can't explain, my browser
(a brand new one, last version, unicode friendly, page
over 32 kb friendly, etc...) appears to be "breaking"
these spaces. Though I can't figure how it is doing
so. When I look at the history, I see nothing I can
Still, Vincent insists that I do break his text. To
fix it, he has to either revert my changes, or fix
them himself, isssue upon which he is strongly
complaining so requesting that I fix the stuff myself.
Fact is, I can't see what I do wrong, and I can't
imagine myself editing by hand his comments myself
each time I edit an article or talk page, to avoid
removing the non-breakable space (if only I could
figure how not to do so !)
Let me show you an example :
Here is my edit (I was removing a div in a talk page,
use of div is becoming more and more common, as well
as use of anchors to support 40 or 50 kb pages)
And here is Vincent next edit, restoring manually all
the non-breakable spaces behind me
The fact is that if I see him restoring the spaces, I
see not in *my* edit where I broke these spaces. I
only removed the div line. I just look from my job
browser (a very regular PC), and I can't see anything
Guys, this is a tough problem because that means
either Vincent has to correct behind me each time, and
complain loudly, and request that I fix the mess
myself, or I can't edit the pages Vincent edits.
This is doubly important as Vincent and I strongly
disagree on other matters as well, so I fear this
particular point might disrupt our peaceful little
Is there anyone who would have a *clue* on that
specific problem ? Is it solvable or not ?
Are there other wikis using non-breakable spaces ? Did
they meet problems as well ?
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