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Re: Good or just Valid HTML?

From: Chuck Baslock <cbaslock@kansas.net>
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2000 18:21:11 -0500
Message-ID: <004001bf990d$df016b60$2c64bdd0@swbell.net>
To: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>, <html-tidy@w3.org>
Thank You
I originally had the same thought but was being led astray.

Regards,
Chuck Baslock

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jelks Cabaniss" <jelks@jelks.nu>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, March 28, 2000 01:44
Subject: RE: Good or just Valid HTML?


> > I have run into a problem I need to get clear in my mind.
> >
> > Tidy allows (and creates) the following URL formats.
> > The W3C validator passes the following URL formats.
> >
> > <a href=
> > "http://www.xxxxxxx.com/yyyyyy/zzzzzz.htm">
> >
> > <a
> > href="http://www.xxxxxxxl.com/yyyyyy/zzzzzz.htm">
> >
> > Are the above valid but bad HTML?
>
> After the < and the element name, you can have any whitespace before and
after
> the attribute name, before and after the = sign, or between the attribute
value
> and the closing > of the start tag.
>
> Bad?  How so?  The following is perfectly valid:
>
>
> <a
>             href         =
>
> "foo"
>                   >
>
>
> If by bad, you mean hard-to-read, well yes -- in that example.  But in the
case
> of long URLs, it sometimes makes sense to linebreak before or after
attributes,
> since you don't want to break the URL itself.
>
>
> /Jelks
>
Received on Tuesday, 28 March 2000 19:28:21 GMT

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