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Re: tidy (fwd)

From: Allan Clark <allanc@caldera.com>
Date: Fri, 17 May 2002 18:42:30 -0400
Message-ID: <3CE58756.A121D34C@caldera.com>
To: Dave Raggett <dsr@w3.org>
CC: html-tidy@w3.org
It looks to me like this request can be summed up and compressed as:

Feature Request:
please add to html-tidy a method of configuring it not to add newlines
or spacing before tags.

Perhaps this could be like not using "indent".  I doubt this would need
a per-tag configuratoin ability (such would be exhaustive) but could, at
first, use a global config item.


Dave Raggett wrote:
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Thu, 16 May 2002 11:23:15 -0700
> From: webmaster@danzon.com
> To: dsr@w3.org
> Subject: tidy
> Tidy almost works, but can't be used safely until this can be fixed:
> There's sort of a major problem with tidy in that it by default
> places the </td> tag on its own line, which basically destroys any
> fine tuned table structure in most browsers out there by adding a
> space, this also happens if say you have a block of text ended by
> </p> followed by </td>, you hopefully have noted by now in your
> career that the space between the last line of text increases
> slightly if the </td> is on its own line, as opposed to following
> the </p> tag, like </p></td>. This is the reality of most browsers
> out there.
> Of course, you can run tidy to xhtml specs, then reformat your code
> in dreamweaver, setting the break before </td> option off in its
> configuration file, but that's getting pretty darned obscure, not to
> mention a major pain in the butt, and excludes like 99% of the
> world's users, since almost noone can do that, or even knows that
> can be done.
> Your wrox book too had a bunch of these kinds of very subtle errors
> and descrepancies that make me wonder a little about the people who
> are making these standards. Not to mention that extremely, to put it
> mildly, unfortunate decision to include a free advertisement for
> that Mosquito product, whose connection to html and xhtml is distant
> at best. Fortunately O'Reilly press sometimes is able to point out
> some of these errors.
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