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Re: Tidy.exe

From: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2000 14:07:35 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)
To: Brian Smith <Brian.Smith@SOPHCO.COM>
cc: "'html-tidy@w3.org'" <html-tidy@w3.org>, gerald@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.WNT.4.10.10011061406120.-343577@hazel>
On Fri, 3 Nov 2000, Brian Smith wrote:

> Hello Dave
> 
> Please forgive my writing to you but I am a little confused about a
> behaviour in tidy.exe.
> 
> If you write a terminating tag - </span>, for example - but with
> a space between the slash and the tag word - </ span> - tidy.exe
> does not detect it and puts another terminating tag - in the
> "correct" format - where it thinks appropriate.
> 
> Is it a W3C requirement that there is no intervening space character
> between the slash and the tag word?

Yes, you can't put spaces between < and the tag name for a start
tag, neither can put spaces between </ and the tag name for end
tags.

Regards,

-- Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org> http://www.w3.org/People/Raggett
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Received on Monday, 6 November 2000 09:07:52 GMT

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