W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > html-tidy@w3.org > July to September 2001

RE: Rather obscure(maybe pointless)

From: Reitzel, Charlie <CReitzel@arrakisplanet.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2001 12:37:44 -0400
Message-ID: <B5C79DDBC655D311B6BD0008C7E64D76013C1694@exchange.arrakisplanet.com>
To: "'drcarothers'" <drcarothers@home.com>, html-tidy@w3.org
Your document _is_ fine.  The end </TD> tag is optional.

take it easy,
Charlie

-----Original Message-----
From: drcarothers [mailto:drcarothers@home.com]
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2001 5:06 AM
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Subject: Rather obscure(maybe pointless)


to the keepers of HTML-tidy:
 The attached document indicates a very minor observation(I am only a few
months new
in this land) :  
   Namely...the document is NOT perfect (the tag following text 'ghi' should
be </td>,
not <td>.  Now HTML TIDY does the right thing and closes the td and opens a
new one,
with null content.  IE5.5 apparently does exactly the same thing (I am not
yet Browser 
polyglot so I dont know why CellMap won't work on Netscape...but no matter).
Therefore
it is ONLY by perusing the structure of the document, that the flaw is
discovered (all
spanning elements have id provided to the anonymous one is found ... as
indicated by 
the sequential commas in the window - ok, looking at the TIDY output shows
it too).
  Thus my observation is just this:  In the absence of ANY warning/error
messages from html-tidy, I would conclude that my document is
PERFECT...which it is not.  Should I have expected to be warned that tidy is
benificently repairing such a minor flaw. (I have not yet thought of the
possible ramifications of the empty cell inserted). 
  New learner on the Web (although a programmer by trade for many years)
Received on Tuesday, 3 July 2001 12:37:25 GMT

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.2.0+W3C-0.50 : Tuesday, 3 April 2012 06:13:46 GMT