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Re: Bug report for OPTION tag

From: Terry Teague <teague@mailandnews.com>
Date: Wed, 6 Oct 1999 23:42:01 -0700
Message-Id: <l03130300b421f08bbd05@[17.219.104.86]>
To: html-tidy@w3.org
At 12:37 PM -0600 10/6/99, Chuck Durfee wrote:
>Greetings, everybody!
>
>I've discovered what I believe to be a bug in Tidy ver 27 Sep 1999.
>
>Here is a sample HTML file:
>
><HTML>
><HEAD><TITLE>Form</TITLE></HEAD>
><BODY>
><FORM ACTION="http://path/to/cgi/script" METHOD="post">
><P>Boolean: <SELECT NAME="boolean">
><OPTION> AND </OPTION>
><OPTION> OR </OPTION>
></SELECT>
></FORM>
></BODY>
></HTML>
>
>Tidy generates the following output on my Indigo2 IRIX workstation:
>
>Tidy (vers 27th September 1999) Parsing "bug.html"
>line 10 column 23 - Warning: discarding unexpected plain text
>line 10 column 28 - Warning: discarding unexpected </option>
>line 12 column 23 - Warning: discarding unexpected plain text
>line 12 column 27 - Warning: discarding unexpected </option>
>
>"bug.html" appears to be HTML 2.0
>4 warnings/errors were found!
>
><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//IETF//DTD HTML 2.0//EN">
><HTML>
>  <HEAD>
>    <TITLE>Form</TITLE>
>  </HEAD>
>
>  <BODY>
>    <FORM ACTION="http://path/to/cgi/script" METHOD="post">
>      <P>Boolean: <SELECT NAME="boolean">
>        <OPTION>
>        </OPTION>
>
>        <OPTION>
>        </OPTION>
>      </SELECT></P>
>    </FORM>
>  </BODY>
></HTML>
>
>Why does it destroy the option text?  The 26 July release did not have this
>problem:
>
>Tidy (vers 26th July 1999) Parsing "bug.html"
>
>"bug.html" appears to be HTML 2.0
>no warnings or errors were found
>
>[snip]
>      <P>Boolean: <SELECT NAME="boolean">
>        <OPTION>
>           AND
>        </OPTION>
>
>        <OPTION>
>           OR
>        </OPTION>
>      </SELECT></P>
>[snip]
>
>Incidentally, anybody know why Tidy validates my sample bug.html as HTML
>2.0, when all the elements are 4.0 compliant?

FWIW, although Chuck probably used different configuration settings than I
did, I can confirm that I got basically the same results as Chuck, with the
Mac OS version of Tidy based on the 27 Sep 99 sources.

Regards, Terry
Received on Thursday, 7 October 1999 02:43:06 GMT

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