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RE: Very Tidy (24th November Edition)

From: Stuart Updegrave <supde@microsoft.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Jan 2000 15:29:52 -0800
Message-ID: <5B3F16B2DB67D1119A0D00805F312AA214980035@RED-MSG-58>
To: "'nigelw'" <nigelw@legend.co.uk>
Cc: "'html-tidy@w3.org'" <html-tidy@w3.org>
Actually, I was agreeing with you. <TABLE BORDER> should be legal. If Tidy
wants to convert it, it should go to the implied form, not to <TABLE
BORDER="border"> (which is an invalid value), or perhaps to <TABLE
BORDER="1"> (which is I believe the implicit value).


-----Original Message-----
From: nigelw [mailto:nigelw@legend.co.uk]
Sent: Tuesday, January 04, 2000 1:51 AM
To: Stuart Updegrave
Subject: Re: Very Tidy (24th November Edition)


Thanks ... looks like a browser issue then.

I'm sorry to have bugged you with a spurious problem not of your making.



Stuart Updegrave writes:

> 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">.
> cheers,
> ~stuart 
> -----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)
> Dave,
> 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 
> me):
> <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:
> border=BORDER
> which, of course renders no border at all.
> Keep up the good work,
> Nigel

Nigel Wadsworth - Applications Manager
Legend Internet
Received on Tuesday, 4 January 2000 18:37:04 UTC

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