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Re: Asp server side script translations

From: Steinar Kjærnsrød <steinar@infostream.no>
Date: Tue, 8 Jun 1999 11:34:29 +0200 (MET DST)
To: Rick Jelliffe <ricko@gate.sinica.edu.tw>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.05.9906081125210.8292-100000@tycho.oslo.infostream.no>
On Tue, 8 Jun 1999, Rick Jelliffe wrote:

>  From: Darren Forcier <dforcier@allaire.com>
> > when the & conversion settings are passed to Tidy.  Future enhancement
> > request: bypass conversions inside of ASP <% %> delimiters. This
> > would probably apply to other server
> > side scripting languages as well such as Cold Fusion CFML, and others.
> I suggest a different approach:  upgrade tidy to know about processing
> instructions, and allow the passing of the open and close delimiters in the
> config file.

For backward compatibility, maybe yes. But the Right Thing (TM) for the 
future  would probably be for server implementors to stuff their
processing instructions inside XML CDATA. This eliminates the need for
parsers like tidy and others to know the gritty details about all kind of
processing pragmas.

> Processing instructions are a good thing: they allow embedded messages
> targeted at distinct processing-phases. Server-side includes are just
> processing instructions: they don't use <?  and  ?> because HTML is a
> delivery format and has (until XHTML) rather shied away from document
> construction issues. But the delimiter issue is secondary to the
> functionality.
> Rick Jelliffe

Steinar Kjærnsrød <steinar@infostream.no>
InfoStream AS
Received on Tuesday, 8 June 1999 05:34:56 UTC

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