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Re: Odd thing happens with HTML Tidy

From: Cory Nelson <phrosty@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 18:59:25 -0700
Message-ID: <9b1d06140409061859443d5b25@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Dirk @ Registar" <dirk@technicalauthoring.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

My guess is, you are using IE and Tidy put in the xml doctype stuff
which will kick IE into it's so-called "standards compliance mode". 
Usually this is a good thing but on some (bad) markup it can cause
weird problems like that.  When I get home in a couple hours I'll look
at your HTML.

On Mon, 6 Sep 2004 19:14:54 -0500, Dirk @ Registar
<dirk@technicalauthoring.com> wrote:
> I had a reply from John Carroll saying that he tried the page without a link
> to my stylesheet and the problem disappeared.  Oddly, though, there's
> nothing in the stylesheet that would cause this.  I've also pushed the CSS
> through the w3 CSS Validator and it comes back clean.  (I also pushed my
> page through the XHTML validator and that also came back clean.
> I deleted the table from my page and the problem disappeared, but even if I
> drop the table to 90% of the width, I still see this problem.  I can also
> expand the page in the browser and again I still get the problem, so there
> is no issue with line lengths or image sizes.  Finally, to reiterate the
> original problem (and to justify my asking for help here, the page was fine
> before I pushed it through HTML Tidy.  I don't know if it is something in
> HTML Tidy or something in the XHTML DTD, but something has pushed my page
> width out to about 105%...
> If anyone can shed light on it I'd be grateful as it's bugging the hell out
> of me...
> Thanks,
> Dirk

Cory Nelson
Received on Tuesday, 7 September 2004 01:59:31 UTC

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