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Re: Question about pre tag transformation

From: 岡本 浩之 <hokamoto@mse.mei.co.jp>
Date: Sat, 03 Mar 2001 17:39:41 +0900
Message-ID: <3AA0ADCD.727FD3C2@mse.mei.co.jp>
To: "Richard A. O'Keefe" <ok@atlas.otago.ac.nz>
CC: html-tidy@w3.org
Hello, Mr.Richard.

I'm very sorry I'm late for your response.
I see what you mean. Thank you.

And now, I have another question.

HTML Tidy transforms a line in html content like below A to a line in xml content like below B.



<A> is lost by HTML Tidy.
I want HTML Tidy to transform a line A to a line A.

When <A> tag has an attribute like 'href' or 'name', HTML
Tidy keeps <A> tag.
But, when <A> tag does not have an attribute, HTML Tidy
deletes <A> tag.

What should I do if HTML Tidy keeps <A> tag when <A> tag
has no attributs?

Best Regards.

"Richard A. O'Keefe" wrote:

> Hiroyuki Okamoto is worried about Tidy changing
>         <pre>AAAAAAA
>         </pre>
> to
>         <pre>
>         AAAAAAA
>         </pre>
> He should not be.  HTML is an application of SGML, and
> linebreaks immediately after start tags
> or immediately before end tags
> ARE NOT REALLY THERE as far as SGML is concerned.
> The two examples are required to behave identically.  What's more,
> they are both identical to
>         <pre>AAAAAAA</pre>
> and
>         <pre>
>         AAAAAAA</pre>
> XML has different rules, so if this were an XML to XML transformation
> it would be a real problem.  But for HTML it is not.
Received on Saturday, 3 March 2001 03:35:39 UTC

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