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Re: BBedit Tidy plug-in

From: Terry Teague <teague@mailandnews.com>
Date: Fri, 7 Jul 2000 23:36:34 -0700
Message-Id: <l03130300b58c7b1e8ca3@[17.219.108.51]>
To: Steve Hahn <hahn@fnal.gov>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Dear Steve,

>   My name is Steve Hahn.  I'm a physicist on a large collider experiment
>(CDF)
>at Fermilab.  We've taken to using web pages for more and more uses, and I
>only
>recently found your Tidy applications for the Mac.  First off, thanks!  These
>are great!  I went the W3C pages to look up an obscure HTML question, only to
>find that now the spec is XHTML 1.0 not HTML 1.0 or 2.0 or 3.0 or whatever I
>thought it was.  And tools are even provided to get one up to speed.

>   So, now to the bugs.  I don't know if these are the BBedit's
>implementation's
>fault, or Tidy itself (or perhaps my misunderstanding of the spec).  But they
>seem fairly low-level, so I thought I'd let you know.

Both of these look like they are not platform specific problems, so I am
forwarding this EMail to the Tidy mailing list for comment. I am also
assuming you are using the latest version of BBTidy based on the current 30
Apr 00 version of "tidy".

>  First, if one uses a repeated background as an image.  The BBedit plug-in
>produces a line in the embedded CSS section:
>
> body {
>  background-url: url(Upgrades/Graphics/macface.gif);
> }
>
>But the CSS spec says this should be:
>
> body {
>  background-image: url(Upgrades/Graphics/macface.gif)
> }
>
>Netscape does not apply any background with the former, but does the correct
>action with the latter.
>
>   Second, nested lists seem to give me a problem.  The BBedit plug-in
>complains
>about the following:
>
><ul>
><li>
>xxx</li>
>
><li>
>xxx</li>
>
><li>
>xxx</li>
>
><li>
>xxx</li>
>
><ol>
><li>
>xxx</li>
>
><li>
>xxx</li>
></ol>
>
><li>
>xxx</li>
></ul>
>
>What it says is "line 135 column 1 - Warning: missing <li>" where the <ol> is
>nested in the <ul>.  If I look at the output:
>
>    <ul>
>      <li>xxx</li>
>
>      <li>xxx</li>
>
>      <li>xxx</li>
>
>      <li>xxx</li>
>
>      <li class="c12">
>        <ol>
>          <li>xxx</li>
>
>          <li>xxx</li>
>        </ol>
>      </li>
>
>where " li.c12 {list-style: none}" is defined in the CSS section.
>However, if I
>look in the list portion of the HTML 4.01 spec (which is the most recent spec
>with explicit rules about "list"), it states nested lists are fine.
>
>Thanks for taking the time to read this, and keep up the good work!

Thanks for your interest in BBTidy and Tidy.

Regards, Terry Teague
Received on Saturday, 8 July 2000 02:37:05 GMT

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