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Re: Does Tidy support consolidating multiple consecutive tags?

From: Eric Frost <eric.frost@mp2kmag.com>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:42:13 -0600
Message-ID: <22301407A4D6421DA2CB9414B323FDF5@Ericdell>
To: "Michael J. Lyons" <mikelyons@spongysoft.com>, <html-tidy@w3.org>
Hi Michael,

You can merge spans and divs and it will consolidate attribute:
http://tidy.sourceforge.net/docs/quickref.html#merge-spans
http://tidy.sourceforge.net/docs/quickref.html#merge-divs
You can also sort the combined attributes:
http://tidy.sourceforge.net/docs/quickref.html#sort-attributes
I cannot think of any side effects..

The option to merge spans is one of the more recent additions
to html tidy.
http://tidy.sourceforge.net/
I don't know about any other tags that can be merged, such as
duplicate consecutive b or h1 tags... I don't think so. Where
this is most often an issue is with span's and div's.

hope this helps,
Eric
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From: Michael J. Lyons
Sent: Sunday, February 22, 2009 5:44 PM
To: html-tidy@w3.org
Subject: Does Tidy support consolidating multiple consecutive tags?


If I have multiple tags, such as "span", with different (non-duplicate) 
attributes, such as:

<span style="my_style"><span font="some_font"><span 
color="some_color">text</span></span></span>

Can "Tidy" consolidate these into one (as below)? Would there be any side 
effect of doing this?

<span style="my_style" font="some_font" color="some_color">text</span>

Also, what about multiple tags like "span" with the same attribute? I.e., 
this:

<span attr="my_attr"><span attr="my_attr">text</span></span>

Becomes this:

<span attr="my_attr">text</span>

? 
Received on Monday, 23 February 2009 15:42:53 GMT

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