What exactly does this mean? The impression I get from the statement is that $text looks something like:
> the text is left AND right justified so the spacing between words is not fixed
What exactly does this mean?
The impression I get from the statement is that $text looks something like:
If that's not what $text contains, how is the justification "hard-coded" into the article? Multiple "space" characters would collapse into a single space when rendered in a browser...
$text does (or could) contain HTML tags, correct?
On the subject of using a fixed-width font... With a containing <div> set to "x" pixels by "y" pixels, one would have to set the font size to "z" pixels for the layout to work, I believe. If sizing with ems or as a percentage, I imagine the layout would suffer, since you can only guess as to what the default font sizing is in my browser.
As a side note: I abhor the idea of font sizes set in pixels, given that Macs live in a world of 72 ppi, Windows at 96 ppi, my monitor at 102 ppi, and other OS's at other ppi's. So, a font displayed at 12 pixels is 1/6 of an inch on a Mac, an 1/8 on Windows, and 2/17 on my monitor...
I think I got that right... I'm in some serious need of sleep at the moment. ;)