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Re: xml versus xhtml

From: Paul <valen@nic.com>
Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2001 18:02:55 -0400
Message-ID: <002201c133fb$0649eb00$4f3c8dcc@8g69901>
To: "Matt G" <mattg@vguild.com>, <html-tidy@w3.org>
Thanks for the reply Matt.  Sorry I missed your post.

I agree with you - such an option would be useful. One can readily construe
HTML simply as valid XML (ending tags, attribute syntax, child tags end
before their parents, etc.) without the need for DTD conformance.

-Paul

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt G" <mattg@vguild.com>
To: "Paul" <valen@nic.com>; <html-tidy@w3.org>
Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 5:48 PM
Subject: Re: xml versus xhtml


> That was exactly the question I asked a few days ago, though phrased
> differently.
>
> Tidy is designed to fix HTML, not fix XML. I do think there would be some
> value for an option within Tidy, or a different version of the tool
> (TidyXML?), that would only fix XML, ignoring HTML compliance. Fixing XML
> should be infinitely faster, as you can bypass all the logic of what is
good
> HTML.
>
> And yes, I too thought that output-xml would accomplish that, but it does
> not.
>
>     Matt
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul" <valen@nic.com>
> To: <html-tidy@w3.org>
> Sent: Sunday, September 02, 2001 3:35 PM
> Subject: xml versus xhtml
>
>
> Hi All,
>
> I am beginning to believe that when there is a discrepancy between me and
> Tidy, that Tidy is usually right.  That being said, I'll ask anyway:
>
> When I tidy -
>
> <h1>start of  heading
>   <p>paragraph within</p>
>         end of heading
> </h1>
>
> tidy returns
>
> <h1>start of heading</h1>
> <p>paragraph within</p>
> <p>end of heading</p>
>
> This seems consistent with earlier observed tidy behavior, namely that
> xhtml1.0 dtd disallows <p> within <h1>. So tidy closes the <h1>, etc.  But
I
> didn't specify output-xhtml.  I specified output-xml.  Isn't the input to
> tidy valid h1 'xml'?  If so, why does tidy seem to force compliance with
the
> xhtml dtd?
>
> Thanks for your help.
>
> Cordially,
>
> Paul
>
>
Received on Sunday, 2 September 2001 17:57:50 GMT

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