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(fwd) Re: Tidy bug report

From: Bjoern Hoehrmann <derhoermi@gmx.net>
Date: Sun, 05 May 2002 01:37:07 +0200
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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* Rod Lockwood wrote in :
>Hello Mr. Hoehrmann,
>The error report also gives the version: 30 April 2000.
>Well, by the time I received your reply I had already fixed the file.
>However, I tried to recreate the file by first creating it in Word 2000 and
>then editing it thru the other versions of Tidy found in the other editors
>and Tag Check. What I found was that Tidy refused to indent probably because
>of errors it couldn't understand. The reason it gave two fonts was because
>of corrupt coding in the span tags. There was a <hr> in the original Word
>file that created a line. I couldn't see it, but the program must've been
>still picking it up somehow. I just couldn't duplicate the error message
>though. I still have no idea why it deleted the font name from the attribute
>"font-family:", but it does have the annoying habit of replacing some of the
>double quotes in tag attributes with &quot;.
>I have quote-marks, quote-ampersand and quote-nbsp set to on, ncr and
>numeric entities set to off and all character encodings set to Latin-1 that
>take that setting.
>It usually happens in span tags:
>    <span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Verdana"'>
>    <span style='font-size:10.0pt; font-family:&quot;Verdana&quot;'>
>An older version of Tidy did this in comment tags.
>What is the proper syntax? {'font-family:'Verdana''} or
>{'font-family:Verdana'}? Or does it depend whether it is a one-word or
>multi-word (like 'Comic Sans MS') font name?
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Bjoern Hoehrmann" <derhoermi@gmx.net>
>To: "Rod Lockwood" <rlckwd@home.msen.com>
>Cc: <html-tidy@w3.org>
>Sent: Friday, 29 March, 2002 8:26 AM
>Subject: Re: Tidy bug report
>> * Rod Lockwood wrote:
>> Hi Rod, thanks for your feedback!
>> >I have tried the Tidy tool from TSW WebCoder International 2.
>> Could you please tell what version of HTML Tidy this is? You can figure
>> this out by running `tidy -v`.
>> >What? It refuses to indent. It ignores some settings. What good does it
>> >do to set it to indent and set the indentation size, if it's just going
>> >to ignore it anyway?
>> To figure out what's going wrong we need sample sources that allows us
>> to reproduce your problem. What configuration options did you use?
>> >What's up with putting in two different font sizes???
>> Two different font sizes?
>> >Tidy reported the following error: line 29 column 629 - Warning: missing
></span> before <hr>
>> > There are two things wrong with this error message.
>> > 1. There is no column 629 in line 29.
>> > 2. There is no <hr> in the whole file.
>> Sounds rather strange, sample code please :-)
>> >Arrgh! Tidy keeps taking out my font names. This is aggravating.
>> >I could understand if it were putting in an alternative (it would
>> >still be unnecessary since the browser does it automatically),
>> >but it's just removing it.
>> See above.
>> >Overall, Tidy is still pretty much useless except for stripping out MSO
>> Let's prove you wrong!
>> regards,
Received on Saturday, 4 May 2002 19:37:58 UTC

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