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Re: suppressing/transforming deprecated tags [Re: Tidy putting spurious "/" into tags]

From: Alexander Biron <biron@ifh.de>
Date: Tue, 11 Jul 2000 12:08:23 +0200 (METDST)
To: Sebastian Lange <lange@cyperfection.de>
cc: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.HPX.4.21.0007111159560.24895-100000@hpbai1.ifh.de>
On Tue, 11 Jul 2000, Sebastian Lange wrote:

> I believe there should be a configuration option to either "leave", "drop" 
> or "transform to CSS" deprecated attributes.
> 
> Most important to me is that tidy's output is VALID HTML, especially 
> proprietary Microsoft Tags/Attributes should be simply dropped.
> Of course some people will disagree, that's why having this as a 
> configurable option is desirable.
> 
> SUGGESTION:
> fix-bad-attributes: leave, drop, convert
>          If set to _drop_, deprecated attributes will be discarded. If set to
>          _convert_, causes Tidy to replace deprecated attributes by appropriate
>          style rules. The default is _leave_.
> 
> REMARK:
> "deprecated" varies depending on the selected DTD, of course... (attributes 
> that are deprecated in STRICT version might be compliant with the 
> TRANSITIONAL version, and this should be recognized).
> 
> Any comments or objections?

Sounds great: Great solution, but also great effort to implement it: 

How do you convert undefined elements/attributes? :-)

Seriously: Attributes and Elements can be deprecated, obsolete,
known proprietary (e.g. M$ or NN) or unknown (typos, ...). Conversion
for the first two classes would be great, for the third one: terrific,
for the last one - impossible.

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