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Re: Extraneous <font> tags

From: Steven Fisher <stevefisher@mac.com>
Date: Wed, 20 Sep 2000 12:38:45 -0700
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B5EE6054.4E6%stevefisher@mac.com>
on 9/20/00 12:14 PM, Bischoff, Alex at Alex.Bischoff@xpedior.com wrote:

> They'd type that in and then want to have it be blue text. So, they
> highlight and apply the color. Then, say, they want it to be size=2. So,
> they highlight and apply the size. But, instead of giving out one <font>
> tag, that generates two. Then, say, they want to make the last line orange
> -- so, that part is highlighted and the color is applied.. But, as you can
> see, by the end, there end up being several </font></font></font> tags at
> the end of the text...

I just tried this experiment and it worked as it should... only one <FONT>
</FONT> pair was created and it just updated it.

But if they select white space one time and not the other, it'll add <FONT>
tags rather than edit the existing ones. :)

It's really just a matter of being aware what you're doing, whether you're
using WYSIWYG or source editing.

> Also, since some of you are Dreamweaver users, I have another question. And,
> this should be pretty easy to answer, as it just deals with configuration
> (but I don't know the answer myself because I choose not touch Dreamweaver
> with a 10 meter pole). Anyhow, what are the exact steps needed to change the
> spaces-per-tab size? Unfortunately, it would seem that the Dreamweaver
> default is about 2, so you end up with weird "wave" effects like this:

On the Mac version, it's in Edit->Preferences on the HTML Format page. There
are a few options, I'd recommend looking at it on a coworker's screen so you
know what you want them to set it to.
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