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Re: Tidy bug

From: Klaus Johannes Rusch <KlausRusch@atmedia.net>
Date: Fri, 24 May 2002 14:59:06 -0400 (EDT)
Message-Id: <200205241858.OAA13532@tux.w3.org>
To: "Noble Baker" <noblebaker@hotmail.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

In <DAV46zhad2VqKwRPQIW00000552@hotmail.com>, "Noble Baker" <noblebaker@hotmail.com> writes:
> I get an error report similar to the following on all documents  I run
> through tidy except on the first time I run it on a new document, in which
> case it doesn't show any warnings about the "id" values.  It seems to be
> referring to some <a name="xx"> tags which I use to link to specific dates
> in my online journal, which tidy added "id" values to per w3c recommendation
> for XHTML (I'm confused by this because "id" is use for CSS2 also, so it
> could cause conflict) but it seems to think the whole document is on one
> line!

The problem is that not every attribute value that can be used for the name 
attribute is also valid as an id, not sure how to best resolve this.

Option 1: The current behaviour, which does not change the id and name values 
but may result in invalid IDs.

Option 2: Change just the id value if needed, which results in id and name not 
being consistent any more.

Option 3: Change both the id and name values, which ensures consistency but can
break links within the document, or from another document.

I believe Option 1 is still the best choice, although tidy should warn about 
the invalid id attribute value right away, not only when running it against the
document again.

Klaus Johannes Rusch
Received on Monday, 10 June 2002 17:40:04 UTC

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