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Re: Understanding Tidy

From: Serge Knystautas <sergek@lokitech.com>
Date: Fri, 8 Dec 2000 12:32:52 -0500
Message-ID: <003001c0613c$e499ca70$650d07d8@STACCATO>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Cc: "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com>
This is from the HTML spec... <font> is an inline element while <ul> is a
block element.  You cannot wrap inline elements around block elements.
(SGML has nothing to HTML or XML, except to see where tagging concepts
started.)  The specs are available at http://www.w3.org/

Serge Knystautas
Loki Technologies
----- Original Message -----
From: "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com>
To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
Cc: "Howard Kaikow" <kaikow@standards.com>
Sent: Friday, December 08, 2000 12:06 PM
Subject: Understanding Tidy

> I find it confusing when Tidy tells me I cannot use (leaving out details):
> <FONT>
> <UL>
> <LI>
> <LI>
> </UL>
> <P>Whatever
> </FONT>
> Tidy wants to see a </FONT> before the <UL>.
> Is SGML/HTML really that restrictive?
> If so, I'd like to see the specs for this?
> In order to understand Tidy, it would help to learn where is the formal
> specification on how tags can be nested.
> Is this info in the HTML 4 spec? I cannot seem to find the info.
> Or do I have to look at the SGML Handbook to learn SGML's rules?
Received on Friday, 8 December 2000 12:35:20 UTC

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