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Re: Evil begets evil

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1999 09:31:06 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
To: Todd_Lewis@unc.edu
cc: Tidy List <html-tidy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.9911220926420.888-100000@OEMCOMPUTER>
On Thu, 18 Nov 1999, Todd M. Lewis wrote:

> I'm doing this evil thing with texi2html and Tidy. The first
> text I emit from the texinfo file (in an "@ifhtml/@end ifhtml"
> block) is a style sheet. texi2html doesn't know about style
> sheets or other <head> things, so the style sheet ends up being
> emitted in the <body> section.
> 
> Tidy to the rescue! Tidy recognizes the style sheet and moves it
> to the <head> section, which is exactly the right thing to do.
> (Thank you very much!) However, it leaves behind an empty
> <p></p> pair in its place, presumably because the style sheet
> used to look like a text thingy before it got relocated.
> 
> Here's the Makefile entry:
> 
>    blah.html: blah.texinfo
>       texi2html -monolithic -menu -verbose blah.texinfo
>       tidy -clean -modify -indent -asxml blah.html
> 
> 
> Anyway, I can't seem to find any combo of parameters that will
> get Tidy to eliminate and/or not emit truly empty paragraphs, or
> to keep it from generating one when it relocates all the text
> from that section. I'm open to suggestions.

Perhaps you could send me a test file generatd by texi2html
to help me reproduce the problem. Tidy generally deletes empty
paragraphs.

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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Received on Monday, 22 November 1999 04:31:10 GMT

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