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Re: Too much cleanup

From: Mike Bridge <bridge@gsnet.com>
Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2000 13:38:32 -0700
To: Peter Evans <evans@i.hosei.ac.jp>
Cc: ptrourke@mediaone.net, html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <20000218133832.A1623@gsnet.com>
The "indent" option appears to take care of our designer's 
immediate concerns (yeesh, how did I miss that in the 
documentation!).

I'm still paranoid about the idea of normalizing our HTML code
at all, because of the general crappiness of both IE and Netscape.
God knows what kind of formatting wackiness that proper HTML tags 
will cause.  

But like you say, we can always do some pre/post processing to fix 
these.   Tidy seems to do such a good job on our files that it 
seems a shame not to use it just because it creates correct code!

Thanks!

-Mike

On Fri, Feb 18, 2000 at 05:26:36PM +0900, Peter Evans wrote:
> Mike Bridge on Tidy:
> 
> > I would like it not to touch 
> > the indenting/linebreaking scheme that's already there.
> 
> Dave Raggett has explained in http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett/tidy/ why this
> isn't and won't be an option. (Look for the subtitle "Layout style".)
> 
> > Our web designer informs me that this will create subtle browser-specific 
> > formatting problems, for example, closing and opening TR and 
> > TD tags must be on the same line when they enclose adjoining images, 
> > otherwise browsers will put some extra space between the cells, 
> 
> Are there any other problems?  If not, it would be easy to run a
> search-and-replace to remove these line breaks.  (Since I use MS-DOS/Windows
> and am too lazy/stupid to program, my preferred tool is a compact and cheap old
> version of SNR; a big new GUI version of this can be downloaded from
> http://www.bcpl.net/~wnidiffe/stextu.html and I think the package includes a
> "console-mode" version.  With UNIX, I'm sure you're spoiled for choice.)
> +++++++++++++++++++++
> Peter Evans evans@i.hosei.ac.jp

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Mike Bridge <bridge@gsnet.com>
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Global Sourcing Network
Received on Friday, 18 February 2000 15:36:56 GMT

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