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Re: New bug in Tidy?

From: Barney Wol <Barney.Wol@noctua.demon.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:45:45 -0600
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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The Macintosh version of the 13th Jan release produces a pretty
similar output, although as I have the "output-xml" option in config
set to "no", it gives an HTML 2.0 Doctype, and creates the Style
entry in the header.  One does wonder where the "-2em" comes from,
but while this is a good party trick, should we really worry if such
a non-sensical input gives a rubbish output?  After all, what is the
excuse always trotted out for computers - "Garbage in - garbage out!"

Incidentally, Netscape 4.7 on the Mac displays your example below
"sensibly", in that the bullet is pretty hard against the left
margin, but it doesn't lose the first word, or anything for that



>I have demoed Tidy to a number of people in the past, and one of my
>presentations is to take a single-line "document" containing only:
>      <li>This line starts with a bullet!
>and running it through Tidy.  A few days ago, I did this demo and
>saw something
>I had never seen before.  Here is the XTHML it generates:
>      <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
>          "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
>      <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
>      <head>
>      <title></title>>      <body>
>      <ul style="margin-left: -2em">
>      <li>This line starts with a bullet!</li>>      </body>
>      </html>
>Note the style attribute inserted into the ul element. ???
>When viewed in the browser, it reads " line starts with a bullet" --
>the word "This" as expected.  Tidy wasn't given any options (like -clean).
>trust this is just a bug -- I hope Tidy doesn't start inserting
>style attributes into elements!  :)

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