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Re: Bugs/suggestions

From: J. David Bryan <jdbryan@acm.org>
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2000 04:52:21 -0500
Message-Id: <200003290952.EAA09759@mail.bcpl.net>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: HTML Tidy List <html-tidy@w3.org>
On 28 Mar 2000, at 18:13, Dave Raggett wrote:

> How about an option to suppress the duplication of inlines across block
> elements? 

I think the consensus here was that differentiating "machine-generated" 
markup (where a block tag is often incorrectly spanned by an inline tag, 
and therefore where the inline should be duplicated in the next block) from 
"hand-generated" markup (where an inline fails to terminate at the next 
block tag due to inadvertent omission of the terminating tag, and therefore 
where the inline termination should be inserted) wasn't easily possible 
from the HTML context.  Therefore, a configuration option to choose one of 
these two behaviors would be welcome (with the current behavior as the 
default -- principle of least surprise).

                                      -- Dave
Received on Wednesday, 29 March 2000 04:52:25 UTC

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