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RE: Very Tidy (24th November Edition)

From: Stuart Updegrave <supde@microsoft.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:45:24 -0600
To: "'Nigel Wadsworth'" <nigelw@redherring.co.uk>, Dave Raggett <html-tidy@w3.org>, html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <OF7D64DAA6.547E7CC2-ON8625685B.00642940@rfdinc.com>

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:

border=BORDERwhich, of course renders no border at all.

Keep up the good work,

Received on Friday, 24 March 2000 12:46:25 UTC

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