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RE: Very Tidy (24th November Edition)

From: Stuart Updegrave <supde@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2000 10:08:04 -0800
Message-ID: <5B3F16B2DB67D1119A0D00805F312AA214980004@RED-MSG-58>
To: "'Nigel Wadsworth'" <nigelw@redherring.co.uk>, Dave Raggett <html-tidy@w3.org>, html-tidy@w3.org
According to the HTML 4.01 spec, it appears that <TABLE BORDER> is legal
HTML. See the bottom of section 11.3.1 at <URL:
http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/struct/tables.html#adef-border-TABLE > for an
example. This code implies <TABLE FRAME="border" RULES="all">.


-----Original Message-----
From: Nigel Wadsworth [mailto:nigelw@redherring.co.uk]
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 1999 5:39 AM
To: Dave Raggett
Subject: Very Tidy (24th November Edition)


Thanks for your efforts on tidy. I picked it up via freshmeat this 
morning and have been busy 'spring cleaning' ever since. I've got 
hardly anything done but at least I know that it's neat!!

I now feel duty-bound to add alt attributes to all images, give all 
tables a summary and test using Lynx - good for you.

I've only picked up on one thing (that I initially thought was down to 
<table> can apparently use the attribute 'border' without specifying a 
number in which case it just defaults to a 1-pixel border. Clearly one 
of the WYSIWYG editors I've used in the past (I hate to mention it but 
possibly M$ Frontpage) has done just that.
The output from Tidy is a table attribute as follows:


which, of course renders no border at all.

Keep up the good work,

Received on Monday, 3 January 2000 13:08:57 UTC

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