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Re: Using TidyLib as an HTML parser

From: Arnaud Desitter <arnaud02@users.sourceforge.net>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:56:18 +0000
Message-ID: <a240ddd00801220556r2ddb2488t14681872d0ab9530@mail.gmail.com>
To: "John Snelson" <john.snelson@oracle.com>
Cc: html-tidy@w3.org

On 22/01/2008, John Snelson <john.snelson@oracle.com> wrote:
> Arnaud Desitter wrote:
> > On 22/01/2008, John Snelson <john.snelson@oracle.com> wrote:
> >> Is there a better way to do what I want? I would be quite happy to
> >> implement a new API method to do this if that's required - does anyone
> >> else think this would be useful?
> >
> > Please refer to http://tidy.sf.net/issue/1636028.
> > Your contribution to a new API would be welcome. Please post it using the
> > tidy patch tracker.
> Thanks for the pointer. From the bug report linked, it's not obvious
> what the correct way to fix this is. Should I change tidyNodeGetText()
> to return the unescaped value of the node, or should I add a new method?

>From the bug reports, please add a new function.

> Here's what I propose - I'll add a new method:
> Bool tidyNodeGetValue( TidyDoc tdoc, TidyNode tnod, TidyBuffer* buf );
> For attribute, text, comment, and processing instruction nodes this
> method will fill the buffer with the value of the node. The value will
> be unescaped, and not serialized (no "<!--" or "<?" etc.).
> Some questions:
> 1) Are there other node types the method should work for?
> 2) Should I respect the specified output encoding, or use UTF-8? (For
> instance, the tidyNodeGetName() function always returns UTF-8)

Could you add that to include/tidy.h please ?

> 3) What should I do about unrepresentable characters?

IMO, UTF8 is a good choice. Bjorn or others may comment.
Because it is a new function, there is no backward compatibility issue
so it can be modified until it feels right.


> John
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