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Re: Inserted spaces "="

From: Erik Rossen <rossen@freesurf.ch>
Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 09:14:00 +0200 (MEST)
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.21.0008051758110.579-100000@laptop.rossen.ch>
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On Fri, 4 Aug 2000, Dave Raggett wrote:
> > <meta name="DESCRIPTION" content="The Consultative Group.">
> > is turned into:
> > <meta name="DESCRIPTION" content=
> > "The Consultative Group.">
> 
> HTML allows you to place line breaks before or after the "=" sign that
> separates attribute names from values. Tidy takes advantage of this to
> flow the markup within the window width since this reduces the need
> for horizontal scrolling when editing the markup. Tidy has lots of
> options for controlling the formatting, but it can't do everything.
> Tidy works by creating a clean markup tree then pretty printing it.

Yes, but when using older Unix tools like grep or sed, it makes things a
LOT easier to have the entire marker, including all its attributes, on one
line.

There are also plenty of editors that will wrap the line for you without
actually inserting a line-break (Emacs for example).

I asked for this option a few weeks ago and it is gratifying to see that I
am not the only one who would find it useful.  It is also gratifying to
see it on the "Pending" list.  Thanks, Dave.  Now what about zero-padding
slide numbers with %03d? :-)

Cheers,

Erik Rossen                         ^
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