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Re: extra tags in output

From: <JAMESICUS@aol.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2000 11:45:36 -0600
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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In a message dated 1/20/00 8:44:46 AM US Mountain Standard Time, Peter

>  I'm using tidy as a last cleanup step after stripping those tags from an
>  HTML file. The idea is to get my 'almost' XML' file cleaned up by tidy
>  before presenting it to an  XML parser.

Inasmuch as I am retired and therefor have lots of "play time" on my hands,
decided to convert all of my existing web pages (78) from existing HTML
4.0/4.01 to XHTML 1.0 (although I have retained copies in the HTML
in case I want to revert).  I did this for there seems to be no doubt that
XHTML will soon be adopted as the defacto web authoring language in order
accommodate the various wireless/handheld device Browsers that will soon be
forthcoming. The DTD's for XHTML 1.0 are now available for Validation on
W3C page (I provide a clickable hyperlink on the Validation page of my
mini-site in my signature block).  Of course the current iteration of XHTML
1.0 is at present only a proposed recommendation of W3C (the usual Caveats
apply), but I believe the eventual form and substance will not differ too
much - if the DTD's change somewhat, I will adjust my coding.

In any event, I have validated all of my pages as XHTML 1.0 in the W3C HTML
validator, the W3C Cascading Style Sheet validator and the XML.com (RUWF -
U Well Formed?) validator (again, I have provided a hyperlink to this
facility on the Validation page of my mini-site).

The point of all this is that I used TIDY to convert all of my web pages to
XML/XHTML - solely - I just ran 'em through with nary a hitch! (Of course,
had previously validated the HTML code).

So far I have checked my XHTML 1.0 pages in the following Browsers, where
they perform/display as designed:

MS Internet Explorer ver 5.0
MS Internet Explorer ver 4.0, 4.x
Netscape Navigator 4.x
Opera 3.60
Web TV 2.0
Lynx 2.7, 2.8
Amaya 2.2
OBR (Optical Braille Recognition)

Thanks Dave Raggett!


James Pickering
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