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Re: [Moderator Action] html tidy

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2000 14:22:35 +0100 (GMT Daylight Time)
To: "Schlesinger, Karen" <Karen_Schlesinger@es.adp.com>
cc: "'Dave Raggett care of <html-tidy@w3.org>'" <html-tidy@w3.org>, "'scott@inventa.com'" <scott@inventa.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10003301420470.-629103@hazel.hpl.hp.com>
On Thu, 23 Mar 2000, Schlesinger, Karen wrote:

> We are trying to use HTML tidy version 13th January, and are
> experiencing a few difficulties when using <span
> id="foo"></span>, and also <table id="foo"></table>. Tidy is
> reading these tags as empty, and therefore removing them in the
> cleaing process. We have tried teaching tidy about these tags as
> empty and also as inline, but neither have been successful. Is
> there any way to teach tidy that these tags are not empty, but
> contain an attribute, even though there is nothing in between
> the tags?  Attached please find a copy of our config file, in
> which we defined the Tidy requirements. Any insight you can
> provide would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks for your feedback. I am working on tweaking the rules tidy
uses to prune empty elements. However, an empty table element is an
error according to the HTML specs. I would be grateful if you could
explain why you need an empty table element?


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