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RE: New bug in Tidy?

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 18:44:08 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
To: Jelks Cabaniss <jelks@jelks.nu>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10003281842550.-462379@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
On Fri, 24 Mar 2000, Jelks Cabaniss wrote:

> 
> Dave Raggett wrote:
> 
> > My apologies for not having made this behavior clear in the
> > documentation. An <li> element without an enclosing list (ul or ol)
> > element is an error and gets reported to the user.
> 
> As it should.
> 
> > Originally, it
> > was corrected by wrapping a ul element around it, however this
> > caused the page to look quite different from how it would have
> > looked in Netscape prior to being tidied. By experiment I found that
> > using the style property to negatively indent the bullet gave a good
> > semblance of the original rendering. The style attribute will be
> > ignored by old browsers.
> 
> Tidy has been further expanded to "make it look good in Netscape 4.x"? ???
> Even
> with the "hack it until it looks good" yardstick, it truncates the
> beginning of
> the list item[s] in IE4.x, IE5.x, and Opera 3.x (and presumably Mozilla,
> though
> I don't have a recent build).
> 
> Could this not be made an option, as opposed to default behavior?

I will explore some more to see if a compromise is possible.

Regards,

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