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RE: Tidy-Request: drop-msextensions

From: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
Date: Tue, 13 Jul 1999 17:32:31 -0400
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
> after "clean" and "drop-font" it would be nice to have a further
> feature, which would help a lot:
> drop-msextension should clean HTML from the frontpage-stuff (<!--
> mstheme -->, <!-- msbot --> hidden in comment-tags, which do nothing
> than blow up the whole source.

LOL. I hear you! ...

The only problem with that a number of other vendors use that same technique as
a form of tool "Processing Instruction". Instead of picking only on Microsoft,
how about something like:

	drop-comment: mstheme, ...

Also, one should note that, while maybe guilty of bloating, these extensions do
no *harm* to HTML as such.  You can have completely valid HTML with MS's "bots"
sprinkled around, because they are perfectly legal comments.

If you want to see something that uses non-standard stuff that doesn't validate
as *anything*, take a look at the output from MS Word 2000.  Here is a sample:


Interesting (?) porridge composed of XHTML, XML, HTML, and CSS "extensions" ...

Received on Tuesday, 13 July 1999 17:33:06 UTC

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