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Re: tidy turns > into > and pretends nothing happened

From: Alexander Biron <biron@ifh.de>
Date: Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:07:42 +0100 (MET)
To: Dan Jacobson <jidanni@yahoo.com.tw>
cc: <KlausRusch@atmedia.net>, <html-tidy@w3.org>
Message-ID: <Pine.LNX.4.33.0202220958360.19546-100000@pbaik5.ifh.de>
On 22 Feb 2002, Dan Jacobson wrote:

> Tidy not telling me that it changed > into &gt; means that I have no
> way of telling if I have written good HTML or not.  It is very
> important to me to know if I am careless enough to put raw >'s into a
> file... I thought that I am skilled enough in HTML to make my own
> &gt;'s .  If a > gets through then it was probably a typo and I want
> to know about it right away, instead of it getting swept under the
> carpet to sit embarrassingly on my web page for months.
> So, neatening the blanks, wrapping, etc. is fine and I don't need to
> be told about that.  However, let's say the postman is so nice that he
> corrects addressing mistakes and adds extra stamps needed for my
> letters, but is too courteous to tell me.  I want to be told!  Add an
> option!

There is another reason for a tidy comment to be helpfull here: Often
the string <br or p> were meant to be html tags but a typo occured. A
similar thing can be said for entities where &amp is transformed to
&amp;amp ... Here, a tidy comment could be usefull. For me I would like
to have an option which I can switch on that tells me when tidy
parses entities in one coding but prints them out in a second coding.

Cheers alex          Alexander Biron

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