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Re: Can Tidy stop changing web addresses (URIs/URLs)?

From: Fred Bone <Fred.Bone@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2003 15:55:43 -0000
To: html-tidy@w3.org
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On 24 Jan 2003 at 7:04, Michael Jennings wrote:

> How do I get HTML Tidy to stop changing web addresses (URI/URL)?
> Fix-URI does not work:
> http://tidy.sourceforge.net/docs/quickref.html#fix-uri
> It is NEVER correct to change a web address. That's because a web site 
> designer can use any string of characters to express a method of 
> accessing a database, for example. I agree they shouldn't use weird 
> URIs, but they do, and Tidy ruins them, so that links become non-functional.

Certain characters have to be encoded within HTML, and that's what 
Tidy is doing for you. They do not become non-functional (assuming 
they were valid in the first place), because the encoding is 
reversible and is reversed by the browser.
Received on Friday, 24 January 2003 10:56:59 UTC

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