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Re: Tidy becomes less forgiving

From: Allan Clark <allanc@caldera.com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:17:35 -0400
Message-ID: <3BA1226F.1139899F@caldera.com>
To: "Reitzel, Charlie" <CReitzel@arrakisplanet.com>
CC: "'Patrick Lok'" <plok@inktomi.com>, html-tidy@w3.org

> crossing cells is OK for IE and NS...

I think you're looking at the wrong authority for HTML.  The question
should be whether the HTML specifications allow crossing cell boundaries
with a form.


"Reitzel, Charlie" wrote:
> I tried one of the files and the error it encountered has to do with Tidy
> being a bit over-zealous (imo) about nesting <form></form> tags within a
> table.  In my experience, crossing cells is OK for IE and NS, but crossing
> rows is not.  This particular error should probably be recast as a warning.
> Comments?
> take it easy,
> Charlie
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Patrick Lok [mailto:plok@inktomi.com]
> Sent: Thursday, September 13, 2001 3:11 PM
> To: html-tidy@w3.org
> Subject: Re: Tidy becomes less forgiving
> > >I've attached 2 of the files that have been rejected by the new tidy but
> > >cleaned up by the old tidy.
> >
> > There aren't any files attached to you mail, at least I didn't get them.
>   I've attached the files again in this email.
> >
> > >Is there any reason why the development team had made tidy tighter or
> less
> > >forgiving?
> >
> > Depends on the cases, in general, the current Tidy should be more
> > forgiving than the 04 Aug 2000 release.
> >
> > >It would be nice for tidy to be more flexible and take as much document
> as
> > >possible.
> >
> > Well, there are cases where Tidy can not correctly guess what the author
> > really intended.
> Right, I understand that, but at least the new tidy should take everything
> that the old tidy takes. Or maybe mostly everything.
> In responce to Jany, the purpose of tidy is to take a html file that's not
> well-formed and clean it up and make it well formed. If the tighter it is,
> the better, then why not just make a program that checks the html code and
> return a message saying that the file is well-formed or not?
> I agree that there's a lot of Html docs out there on the web are
> syntaxically garbage. And that's the whole purpose of tidy, I believe, which
> is take those syntaxically garbage html files that are only understood by
> the browsers, maybe even not, and make it stick to the real html rules.
> Thanks,
> Patrick
Received on Thursday, 13 September 2001 17:18:20 UTC

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