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Fwd: Syntactic vs. stylistic issues

From: Howard Kaikow <kaikow@standards.com>
Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2000 19:42:15 -0500
Message-Id: <4.3.2.7.0.20001203194059.00b77008@127.0.0,1>
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Cc: Howard Kaikow <kaikow@standards.com>
In my original posting:

  >         Usage Note: If you have difficulty accessing ftp.DoesNotExist.com,
  >you may try  ftp.MaybeThisExists.com.

should be

  >         Usage Note: If you have difficulty accessing ftp.DoesNotExist.com,
  >	  you may try  ftp.MaybeThisExists.com.


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 >Date: Sun, 03 Dec 2000 19:33:52 -0500
 >To: html-tidy@w3.org
 >From: Howard Kaikow <kaikow@standards.com>
 >Subject: Syntactic vs. stylistic issues
 >Cc: Howard Kaikow <kaikow@standards.com>
 >
 >I downloaded TidyGUI for the first time yesterday.
 >
 >I am primarily interested in detecting syntactic errors, e.g., detecting
 >omission of  </TABLE>. I am not interested in stylistic thingees, such as
 >when to (ab)use <P> or <BR>.
 >
 >Is Tidy the wrong tool for my interests?
 >
 >I am puzzled by  some of the spacing decisions being made by Tidy. Is there
 >available a complete description of what Tidy does?
 >
 >For example, I have the following construct in a number of files (Note that
 >the URLs below are not, as far as I know, actual URLs):
 >
 ><P><BLOCKQUOTE><B>Usage Note:</B> If you have difficulty accessing
 >ftp.DoesNotExist.com, you may try ftp.MaybeThisExists.com.</BLOCKQUOTE>
 >
 >The intent was to get an indented block as follows:
 >
 >         Usage Note: If you have difficulty accessing ftp.DoesNotExist.com,
 >you may try  ftp.MaybeThisExists.com.
 >
 >Running TidyGUI, this gets converted to:
 >
 ><blockquote><b>Usage Note:</b>
 ><p>If you have difficulty accessing ftp.DoesNotExist.com, you may try
 >ftp.MaybeThisExists.com.</p>
 ></blockquote>
 >
 >This breaks the run-in/dictionary style.
 >
 >Why was that done?
Received on Sunday, 3 December 2000 19:42:19 GMT

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